Walmart has recalled 4.2 million Duraband DVD players which were manufactured in China. The retailer claims there have been 14 complaints of the units bursting into flames. I had purchased one of the faulty players and had not had any issues with the player. Walmart states the following:

The previous recall, announced on Aug. 20, included 1.5 million silver DVD players. Tuesday’s statement expanded the recall to pink and purple versions of the same devices, for a total of 4.2 million players.

The DVD player, imported from China, was sold at Walmart 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 Walmart for a full refund.

If you own one of the Duraband DVD players I highly recommend you stop using the device and return it to Walmart for a refund.


PS I brought my unit back last week and received a full refund.