CPSC, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Karaoke Cassette Player/Recorders

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2005
Release #05-154
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.

 Picture of Recalled Cassette Player/Recorder