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Casio, Inc. Announce Recall of Electronic Musical Keyboard, Model CTK 710
 March 20, 2007

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Casio® Inc. Announces Recall of Electronic Keyboards Due to Fire Hazard

March 20, 2007, Dover, NJ  – Casio Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.  Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of product:  Electronic Musical Keyboard Model CTK-710
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 x 14-1/16 x 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 to $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.
Consumer Contact:  For more information, consumers should call Casio toll-free at (866) 800-4302 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET seven days a week, or visit the firm's Web site at www.casio.com/recall .