|For Immediate Release
April 13, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Karaoke Cassette Player/Recorders
WASHINGTON , D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Nu-Tronix Karaoke Cassette Player/Recorder
Units: About 220,000
Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Hazard: The paint on the five control buttons of the karaoke player contains excessive lead, posing a lead poisoning hazard to young children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems, and growth retardation.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall includes the Nu-tronix Karaoke Cassette Player and Recorder with digital radio and alarm features. A microphone, with a white cord is attached to the cassette player. “Nu-tronix™” is printed on the front of the product. The karaoke player is gray with a purple handle and a purple cassette cover. The karaoke player is sold with two cassette tapes with children’s songs, a multifunctional microphone and lyric sheets.
Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2003 through March 2005 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should return the recalled karaoke players to their nearest Wal-Mart store to receive a refund .
Consumer Contact: Contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. or visit the firm’s Web site at www.walmartstores.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information or submit questions on the “Store Feedback” link.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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