The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of the CTK-710 Casio Keyboard, because it poses a fire hazard.
Here are the details:
Name of product: Electronic Musical Keyboards
Units: About 12,000
Importer: Casio Inc., of Dover, N.J.
Manufacturer: Casio Computer Co. Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan
Hazard: The recalled keyboards can overheat when in use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Casio has received five reports of keyboards overheating, including two incidents that resulted in fire. There have been two reports of property damage, in addition to the unit itself. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves model CTK-710 of the Casio® 61-key full-size electronic musical keyboards. The size of the keyboard is 37-11/16-inches by 14-1/16-inches by 5-1/4 inches. Products with serial numbers ranging from 7030001 through 7040400 and 7041901 through 7043500 are included in this recall. The brand and model information are found on the front of the unit above the keyboard and the serial number is found inside the battery compartment located on the underside of the unit.
Sold at: Wal-Mart, Best Buy and music instrument stores nationwide, in catalogs, on Casio’s Web site, and on other Web sites between May 2006 and February 2007 for between $70 and $150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the keyboard immediately, unplug it and remove the batteries. Consumers should contact Casio for a free repair..