July 31, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: SWR® Natural Blonde Acoustic Bass Amplifiers
Units: About 90
Manufacturer: Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC), of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hazard: The recalled amplifier's wiring can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the SWR® Natural Blonde 120V acoustic bass amplifier, model 44-60600-000. The amplifier measures about 26 inches x 16 inches x15 inches, and has a blonde-textured vinyl covering with a black control plate and black stamped steel vibration-free grill. The model number is located on the top rear panel of the amplifier. "SWR" and "Natural Blonde" are printed on the front of the amplifier.
Sold by: Authorized musical instrument retailers from April 2007 through May 2009 for about a MSRP of $1,550.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled amplifiers immediately and contact FMIC for a free inspection and repair. Fender is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled bass amplifiers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FMIC at (800) 856-9801 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site www.swrsound.com, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.