A Walmart DVD recall is now underway. The Walmart DVD player recall revolves around Walmart DVD players that could be dangerous to own. The Walmart DVD recall is in response to the finding that the DVD players pose a fire hazard to people using them, and could be very dangerous to have around the home. The Walmart DVD player recall involves around 1.5 million DVD players that have been sold at Walmart since early 2006, and are now being recalled in order to protect customers against a severe fire risk. This Walmart DVD recall is going to be a huge endeavor, especially given the fact that so many customers have purchased one of them over the years.
According to the Walmart main web-site, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Walmart, has announced that they are voluntarily recalling DVD players that were sold in Walmart stores. The DVD players in question are products that were sold exclusively through Walmart, and that will limit the recall of these DVD players to just Walmart stores. It’s a move by Walmart to potentially stay ahead of law-suits down the road, and hopefully to help protect customers that have used Walmart to take advantage of these great deals.
The Walmart DVD player recall directly affects all Durabrand DVD players sold at Walmart locations. The hazard noted in the recall notice, is that the DVD players can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. So far Walmart has received 12 reports of the DVD player overheating, five of which have resulted in fires that caused property damage. No injuries were reported in the recall notice, and that can be something that is avoided if the Walmart recall goes through smoothly. For anyone that has purchased one of the Durabrand DVD players at Walmart, there will be a full refund given for the purchase prices of the device, and all consumers should immediately stop using this DVD player and return it to their nearest Walmart to get a full refund.
The DVD player in question was manufactured in China, and just isn’t standing up to constant use under testing. The Durabrand DVD players were often sold at a very nice discount, which accounts for the nearly 1.5 million units that Walmart has sold. All consumers that purchased one of these DVD players need to heed the importance of discontinuing use and returning it to Walmart. This is a no-lose situation, as Walmart is issuing full refunds, even if the DVD player is three to four years old. So take advantage of the chance to get a new DVD player, and make sure that you are looking out for yourself and your family by discontinuing use of this Walmart DVD player.
Source: Walmart DVD Player Recall