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Wal-Mart recalls 1.5 million DVD players

Recall of Durabrand DVD players is the result of a dozen reports the machines overheat and burst into flame.

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By Catherine Clifford, CNNMoney.com staff writer

The CPSC and Wal-Mart recalled 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players because they have overheated and burst into flames.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Wal-Mart is recalling about 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players because of a potential for the device to burst into flames, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) received 12 complaints of the DVD players overheating; in five of the cases, the overheating caused a fire that damaged property, according to a statement from the CPSC. No injuries have been reported.

The DVD player, imported from China, was sold at Wal-Mart stores from January 2006 through July 2009 for $29.

The DVD player came with a remote control and is silver with a U-shaped opening at the top to insert the DVD.

Consumers should stop using the DVD player immediately and return it to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at http://walmartstores.com/.  To top of page

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