|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 733-4750
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Paging Loudspeakers Recalled By TOA Electronics Due to Risk of Impact Injury
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: Paging Horn Loudspeakers
Units: About 2,600
Importer: TOA Electronics Inc., of Burlingame, Calif.
Hazard: The speaker housing can crack at the mounting bracket, causing the speakers to fall from their mounting. This poses a risk of injury from impact to consumers. Higher failure rates have occurred in high temperature and humidity environments.
Incidents/Injuries: TOA has received 18 reports of speakers falling in Japan. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.
Description: This recall involves TOA paging horn speakers in the SC series. The speakers have “Paging Horn Speaker,” the TOA logo and model and production information printed on the back. Models included in the recall are:
|Model Number||Manufacture Dates
||08F through 08K
||08B through 08K
||08I through 08K
||08F through 08K
Sold by: Audio retailers nationwide from March 2008 through December 2009 for between $70 and $130.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and take down any mounted speakers. Consumers can contact TOA directly or their local TOA dealer for instructions on receiving a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TOA at (800) 733-4750 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.toaelectronics.com. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com
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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