Note: This recall has been reannounced.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2009
Release # 09-316
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
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
Units: About 1.5 Million
Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The DVD players can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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