August 20, 2009 - Wal Mart has recalled about 1.5 million DVD players. They can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. 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.
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. The units were sold 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 Wal-Mart for a full refund. 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.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09316.html.