Disney Recalls 100,000 DVD Player NiMH Packs

April 13, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Memcorp are recalling about 102,000 NiMH battery packs of portable DVD players sold under the Disney brand. There have been 17 reports of the batteries overheating with three reports of property damage, along with three reports of minor skin irritation.

Five different DVD players are affected by the recall: The Princess DP3500-PRN, Fairy Flowers DP3500-FLR, Mickey Classic DP3500-MC, Mickey Mouse DP3500-MKY and Power Rangers DP3500-POW were sold in the U.S. and Canada at Disney theme parks, various Wal-mart stores and through the Disney catalog from April 2005 through March 2006 for between $70 and $130.

The devices measure about 6.5" by 5.5" and integrate a 3" display. The batteries were manufactured in China by McNair Technology and Unitech Battery. Consumers should stop using the battery pack supplied with these DVD players immediately and contact Memcorp for a replacement rechargeable battery pack.