Wal-Mart recalls 1.5 million Durabrand DVD playershttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090820/ap_on_go_ot/us_recall_dvd_players
WASHINGTON – Wal-Mart Stores Inc
. is voluntarily recalling about 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players
after the company said it received five reports of the products overheating, leading to fires and property damage
No injuries have been reported, the company said.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission
on Thursday announced the recall of the Durabrand DVD players, which were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores
nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009.
The agency said it didn't immediately have the details of the property damage amounts.
The DVD players, made in China
and imported by Wal-Mart
can overheat, which poses as a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Wal-Mart said it has received 12 reports of the DVD players
overheating, including the five reports that resulted in fires.
The recall involves a single DVD player
with a remote control
. The silver-colored electronic device
has a U-shaped opening at the top to insert the DVD.
safety commission said consumers should stop using the DVD player and
return it to Wal-Mart for a refund. Details: by phone at 800-925-6278;
by Web at http://www.walmartstores.com