The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Durabrand DVD players sold by Wal-Mart
August 23, 2009
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 www.walmartstores.com.
For more information on recalled consumer products, see www.recalls.gov.
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