VOX Amplification Recalls Amplifier Carrying Cases Due to Risk of Injury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2010
Release #10-253
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 645-3188
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

VOX Amplification Recalls Amplifier Carrying Cases Due to Risk of 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: Night Train Amplifier Carrying Cases

Units: About 4,200

Importer: VOX Amplification, of Melville, N.Y.

Hazard: The clasp on the shoulder strap is defective and can fail, allowing the amplifier to fall and pose a risk of injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of clasps failing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the nylon carrying case sold with Night Train guitar amplifiers. The black carrying case has metal clasps and a nylon arm strap. “VOX” is printed on the front pocket of the carrying case. The carrying cases were sold with amplifiers with model number NT15H. Model numbers can be found on the rear panel of the amplifier.

Sold at: Music instrument stores nationwide and on the Internet from April 2009 to April 2010 for about $700 for the amplifier. The carrying case was sold with the amplifier.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove and stop using the carrying case with the strap. Consumers should contact VOX Amplification for a free replacement strap with a new clasp.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact VOX Amplification at (800) 645-3188 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s web site at www.voxamps.com. Consumers can also write to VOX Amplification at 316 South Service Road, Melville, N.Y. 11747.

Picture of recalled Amplifier Carrying Case