If you are used to watching DVDs with Steven Seagal in them we suggest that you read that as, "can overheat, explode, take half the planet with them, and kidnap the president's daughter".
The players in question, Durabrand DVD units, have apparently already started five fires, were made in China and cost under thirty dollars. You can draw your own conclusions from these facts.
Wal-Mart stores sold the units between January 2006 and July 2009. So far twelve units have overheated but none have caused any personal injuries.
In a bid to limit any panic amongst buyers of the DVD players, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission released the statement, "Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the nearest Wal-Mart for a full refund."
Those Lord of the Rings boxed sets and DVD extras will still have to wait.