Toshiba recalls portable DVD adapters

Voluntary recall involves the AC adapter sold with SD-P1600 model. The parts can fail, causing device to overheat and posing a burn hazard.

Toshiba AC adapter model number ADPV16
Toshiba AC adapter model number ADPV16 CPSC

Toshiba's U.S. subsidiary is recalling 142,000 AC adapters sold with the company's portable DVD players, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday. The adapters can fail, causing the portable DVD player to overheat and posing a burn hazard to consumers.

The voluntary recall involves the ADPV16 AC adapter sold with Toshiba's SD-P1600 portable players. The gadgets were sold in consumer electronics stores nationwide from January 2005 through April 2006 for between $200 and $230.

Toshiba has received two reports of minor damage to the bottom of the DVD player, according to the CPSC, which also says that no injuries have been reported.

Consumers are being urged to stop using the AC adapters immediately and to contact Toshiba Customer Solutions for a replacement adapter.

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