[citation][nom]tayb[/nom]...so we have a 0.000003% chance of the machine overheating and a 0.00000016% chance of the machine overheating and causing a fire? Panic! One in 600,000 might catch fire!!! If people are returning these does Walmart mind if I snag a couple? I could use a small spare DVD player.[/citation]
"So far Wal-Mart has received 14 reports of the DVD players overheating"
A. Those are the ones that were reported TO walmart.
B. The players are all built with the same components- the manufacturers didn't just randomly decide to screw over 14 people (reportedly) by removing the heatsink or something. Most likely, a lot of those devices are potentially hazardous.
And, your numbers are wrong. If you're going to include all those zeros to try and prove you're smart, at least put a couple extra 3's afterwards to show that it's repeating.