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Durabrand DVD-1002 burned up

Anyone who owns one of these DVD players, be careful. My daughter's burnt up and stunk up the room with an awlfull smell. Could of caught fire but she quiclky pulled the plug. I am currently searching to see if there is a recall on this.

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  • GB2727 Apr 28, 2008

    Yep, just happened to me this evening, loud poping and room full of burnt electrical smell, unpluged immediately however when I picked it up to see what was wrong it severly burnt my hand, underneath has melted by vent above Manufactured date: October 2006 / DVD-1002. Please be careful out there this is a fire waiting to happen. I will be reporting this to Walmart tomorrow morning, as we all should...and ask them to submit a recall before somebody gets more than just burnt fingers...!!!

  • dragonflymom May 18, 2008

    We JUST had this happen to our daughter's player. It exploded and caught fire. Our home could have burned down and our daughter die. We are PISSED!!!!!

  • dbjb3 Sep 13, 2008

    (09/12/2008) My Durabrand DVD player, model # DVD-1002, popped and started smoking tonight too. I quickly unplugged the unit, but I'm glad I was home to hear and see it malfunction. Who knows what would have happened if it was left on and unattended. This was a inexpensive unit, but not worth burning down my house. Buy at your own risk, and make sure you have good fire insurance.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    We had the same problem with our Duraband DVD-1002 as well (manf May 2006). Luckily someone was home and quickly unplugged it, but the bottom of the DVD melted and burnt the stand it was on. VERY DANGEROUS!

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    This **** just happened to me a few hours ago. I heard to pops, then boom, the ****** is on fire for a few seconds, then smoke. I unplugged it(and everything else in that area) and now, I can't watch ****.

    Don't buy from this company, it's pure ****. PURE ****, I SAY!

  • ryan326 May 17, 2009

    Mine burnt up and I can't get anyone to help me. Walmart gave me a 800# to Durabrand, no answer. I bought a 2yr. product replacement when I got it. I can't even find a website for the product????


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Wal-Mart recalls 1.5 million Durabrand 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.
The 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 or

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Does anyone have any photos or videos their burnt dvd players that they could share?

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This DVD player has been recalled today, you should be able to take it back and get a refund.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

Our daughters went bang too we took it back and got replacement and that too exploded
i checked inside and its the 250v glass fuse that blows i replaced it and that one also blew seems the power boards are faulty.very dangerous could have burnt the house down this dvd player was for my daughter at night in her room it could have killed her

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This is another reason why for myself I always buy major brand names. At least if there is a problem, there will be easy support.

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