Recall: Karaoke Players
On 2005-04-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Karaoke Players due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2003 for about $20.00.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Walmart karaoke player recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Electronics (Children's) category in 2005.
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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 childrens songs, a multifunctional microphone and lyric sheets.
These items were sold new+ at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2003 through March 2005 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should return the recalled karaoke players to their nearest Wal-Mart store to receive a refund .
Contact Wal-Mart at (800)925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. or visit the firms Web site at www.walmartstores.com and click on Product Recalls; for more information or submit questions on the Store Feedback; link.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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