Wal-Mart recalls 4.2 mn Chinese DVD players on fire hazard

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:48

Washington: Retail major Wal-Mart has
recalled a total of 4.2 million Chinese DVD players sold in
the US, due to concerns of fire and burn hazards.

Last month, the retailer voluntarily recalled 1.5 million
of the China-made Durabrand DVD players.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
co-operation with Wal-Mart has announced a voluntary recall of
the DVD players.

"The DVD player`s circuit board can overheat, posing a
fire and burn hazard to consumers," the US Consumer Product
Safety Commission said in a statement on Tuesday.

These products were sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide
for USD 29, from January 2006 through July 2009.

"Wal-Mart has received 14 reports of DVD players
overheating, seven of which have resulted in fires that caused
property damage. No injuries have been reported," the
statement noted.

The recall has been expanded to include the pink and
purple-coloured product. In August, the retailer recalled
silver Durabrand DVD players.

According to the agency, the recall involves a single DVD
player with a remote control.

The product was sold in three colours -— silver, pink and
purple and has a U-shaped opening at the top to insert the
DVD.

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:48

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