|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2009
Release # 09-335
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Wal-Mart Announces Recall Expansion of Durabrand DVD Players Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Durabrand DVD Players. (The August 20 recall of the silver Durabrand DVD player has been expanded to include the pink and purple-colored versions of the same DVD player.)
Units: About 4.2 million (This recall was first announced in Aug. 2009)
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The DVD player’s circuit board can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received 14 reports of DVD players overheating, seven 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 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
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
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