FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 22, 1977

 

Release # 77-039


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Apr. 22)-- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Grand Prix Electronics of St. Louis, Missouri today announced a recall of all Grand Prix model 3200 stereo tape deck and record player units sold prior to March 23, 1977.

Due to a defect in the electrical wiring, the units, which retail for approximately $140, may present a shock hazard to the consumer. Approximately 57 units are thought to be in consumer hands.

The stereos in question were sold by Famous Barr of St. Louis, Missouri; Venture Stores in Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri, Chicago and Peoria, Illinois, and Kansas City, Kansas; Discount House in Jerseyville, Illinois; and Kent Electronics in Houston, Texas.

Consumers may determine whether they have purchased the Grand Prix model 3200 stereo by unplugging the unit and examining the model number which is located slightly to the right of center on the rear of the unit.

Consumers who have the model 3200 stereo should return it to the store where it was purchased. The store will see that it is repaired, or replaced with a similar unit of comparable value at no cost to the consumer. No other Grand Prix model stereos are involved in this recall campaign.