Although things have been relatively quiet since Toshiba’s last battery recall, the company has issued yet another massive recall due to overheating risks, this time for its portable DVD players AC power adapters. According to a statement released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 142,000 AC adapter units have been recalled.
The company decided to issue the recall after two reports of minor damages to the bottom of the DVD caused by overheating adapters. The DVD player in question is model number SD-P1600 with AC adapter model ADPV16, which was manufactured in China and sold in the US between January 2005 and April 2006. Consumers using these products were advised to unplug the adapter and contact Toshiba for a replacement.
This past July, Toshiba recalled 10,000 laptop batteries manufactured by Sony, followed by a smaller battery recall in August, affecting about 1,400 units.