Batteries found In Polaroid Portable DVD Players have been recalled by The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and voluntarily by the manufacturer Petters Consumer Brands LLC, of Minnetonka, MN.
[CPSC] reports eight incidents of batteries that have overheated and melted the plastic case while recharging. Although no injuries have been reported to date, the product has been recalled due to possible fire and burn hazards to consumers. It warns consumers to stop using the product immediately.
Consumers should contact [Petters Consumer Brands] toll-free at (866) 866-6292 anytime to arrange for a replacement battery pack, or visit the company's Web site to sign up for the recall. Also check their website for a list of serial numbers.
Description: The recall involves external battery packs used with the Polaroid-brand portable DVD players in 7-inch and 8-inch screen sizes. The 7-inch DVD player has model number PDV-0700 and 8-inch player has a model number of PDV-0800. The players and battery packs are silver in color. The battery packs attach to the bottom of the DVD player.
Sold at: Various electronics and department stores nationwide from May 2003 through March 2004 for between $150 and $350.
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