Casio Canada Ltd. Announces Recall of Electronic Keyboards, Model CTK-710 Due to Fire Hazard



    ONTARIO, CANADA, March 20 /CNW/ - Casio Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of
Casio Holdings, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of the electronic
musical keyboard, model CTK-710. Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of product: Electronic Musical Keyboards

    Units: About 12,000 were sold in Canada and the United States

    Importer: Casio(R) 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(R) 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(R) 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: Electronics specialty stores, mass merchants and music
instrument stores nationwide, in catalogs, on Casio's Web site, and on other
Web sites between May 2006 and February 2007.

    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 .

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For further information:

For further information: Casio Hotline: 866-800-4302 For Media Inquiries
Only: Casio, Inc. Melissa Keklak, 973-361-5400 mkeklak@casio.com

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