They are sold in Wal-Mart for as little as $29. But you may get more than surround sound from this DVD player. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a second recall for the Durabrand DVD player after Wal-Mart received 14 reports that the inexpensive players can overheat and burst into flames.
The CPSC has now recalled a total of 4.2 million of the players. So far, no one has been injured, but when one player overheated it caused property damage, according to CNN.
Consumers can return the players to Wal-Mart for a full refund.
Wal-Mart is also providing a number at (800) 925-6278 or asks consumers to visit their Web site at http://walmartstores.com/.
Last August, 1.5 million of the silver DVD players were recalled in the first phase. Now the government has expanded the recall to include the pink and purple models. They were made in China and sold to consumers in the U.S. between January 2006 and July 2009.
Look for 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
Manufacturers of all kinds of products have the responsibility of creating and distributing products that are safe for consumer-use. When products are made in a careless fashion or if manufacturers sell products even if they are aware of a defect, companies can be held accountable for dangerous products.
If you have been injured by a defective product, the skilled Florida product liability attorneys at Farah and Farah may be able to help you receive compensation for your losses and the many expenses a serious injury causes. Taking on major manufacturing companies requires a lawyer with many years of experience litigating such cases. Call Farah and Farah today at 1-800-533-3555 for a free consultation.
Source story: http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/01/news/companies/dvd_recall_walmart/?postversion=2009090109