More Wal-Mart DVD Players Recalled Due to Fire Risk

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Even Ice Age could melt when played on this device.

After seven reports of DVD players overheating, leading to fires and property damage, Wal-Mart is expanding its recall of the Durabrand products to include 4 million devices.

Wal-Mart announced a recall of about 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players on Aug. 20, but further complaints spurred an expansion. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled devices are single-DVD players that come in pink, purple and silver with a remote control, and have a U-shaped opening at the top to insert the DVD. They were sold at Wal-Mart Stores (Stock Quote: WMT) nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009 for about $29.

Consumers should stop using the DVD player immediately and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund. For more information, consumers can contact Wal-Mart stores at (800) 925-6278 or visit the firm’s Web site.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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