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Wal-Mart Balloons DVD Player Recall to 4.2 M

Last month we learned that Wal-Mart issued a recall of 1.5 million the Durabrand DVD player due to the product posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Originally, the recall only covered the silver-colored model, but now it's been expanded to the pink and purple-colored versions of the same DVD player, inflating the recall figure to 4.2 million. Why these weren't included in the first place is beyond us, as the internals are the same regardless of the color of the casing.

So far Wal-Mart has received 14 reports of the DVD players overheating, seven of which have resulted in fires that caused property damage. Thankfully, none of the fires resulted in any injury.

The player was sold for around $29 nationwide from January 2006 through July 2009.

If you have one of these players, take it back to Wal-Mart for a full refund.