Wal-Mart Recalls DVD Players Due To Fire Hazard

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has recalled 1.5 million Chinese-made DVD players in response to several reports that the devices have overheated and started fires.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Wal-Mart on Thursday announced the recall of the Durabrand DVD players, which retail for $29.

Wal-Mart said it had received 12 reports of fires related to the machines, including five that resulted in fires serious enough to cause property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The retail giant advised consumers to stop using the Durabrand players...
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