updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri August 21, 2009
Wal-Mart recalls players
Retailer Walmart is recalling about 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players because there is a risk for them to catch on fire. After 12 complaints, five of which resulted in a fire that caused damage to property, but no injuries, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Thursday. The device in question was imported from China and sold at Walmart stores between January of 2006 and July of 2009 for $29.
Customers who bought the affected DVD player are instructed to bring the product back to a Walmart store for a full refund. [via CNN]