DVD players sold at Wal-Mart recalled

WASHINGTON - August 21, 2009 Wal-Mart is recalling about 1.5 million DVD players it sold under the Durabrand label.

The company says it has received five reports of the players overheating, leading to fires and property damage. No one was hurt in any of the incidents.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of the Durabrand DVD players, which were sold only at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009.

The CPSC warns that the DVD players which were made in China and imported by Wal-Mart, can overheat. The federal agency says consumers who have the DVD player should stop using it and return it to Wal-Mart for a refund.

Details from the CPSC:

Units: About 1.5 Million

Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The DVD players can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: This 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.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009 for about $29.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact: 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

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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