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The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Durabrand DVD players sold by Wal-Mart

About 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Manufactured in China and imported by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark., the DVD players can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, according to the commission.


Wal-Mart has received 12 reports of DVD players overheating, five of which have resulted in fires that caused property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves a single DVD player with a remote control. The device is silver colored and has a U-shaped opening at the top to insert the DVD.

The DVD players were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009 for about $29.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund, the commission recommends.

For additional information, contact Wal-Mart Stores at 800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

For more information on recalled consumer products, see

Copyright 2009, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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