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Recall expansion of DVD players due to fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Walmart, announced a voluntary recall of Durabrand DVD Players. The original recall of the silver Durabrand DVD player has been expanded to also include the pink and purple-colored versions of the same DVD player.

NRecallDVDplayerAccording to the recall, the DVD player’s circuit board can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Walmart has received 14 reports of DVD players overheating, seven of which have resulted in fires that caused property damage. No injuries have been reported.

About 4.2 million players are affected.

This recall involves a single DVD player with a remote control. The device was sold in three colors—silver, pink and purple and has a U-shaped opening at the top to insert the DVD. The DVD players were sold under the following UPC codes and model numbers:

  • Silver: UPC 1799901002, Model No. 1002
  • Pink: UPC 1799934100, Model No. 1002 PINK
  • Purple: UPC 1799932100, Model No. 1002 PUR

They 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 Walmart for a full refund. For additional information, contact Walmart 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 related to this product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.

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