Durabrand DVD Player Recall Expands

On September 1, 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced a recall expansion of approximately 4.2 million additional Durabrand DVD players in pink and purple colors. This is an expansion of the August 2009 recall involving 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players in silver.

The recalled DVD players have a circuit board that can overhead and pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The recall affects all single Durabrand DVD players in silver, pink, and purple with a remote control. The products have U-shaped openings in the top for a DVD and were sold with 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)

Wal-Mart has received 14 reports of the DVD players overheating, with 7 reports of fires that caused property damage. The products were sold in Wal-Mart stores nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009. Consumers are urged to stop using the DVD players immediately and return them to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

 

Sources:

  1. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09335.html