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tc electronic Recalls Bass Guitar Amplifier Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Bass Guitar Amplifiers

Hazard: A nut inside the chassis can come loose and fall between the electrical coils, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.  

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: tc electronic; at (800) 349-4699 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.tclectronic.com  and click on BASS at the top of the page then on BH250 and select BH250 RECALL for more information. Consumers can also send an email to [email protected].

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/tc-electronic-Recalls-Bass-Guitar-Amplifier/.

Recall Details

Units: About 388   

Description: This recall involves tc electronic 250 W bass guitar amplifiers with model BH250 and serial numbers 1204763 through 12404375. The amplifiers are about 8.6 inches wide, 2.5 inches high and 9 inches deep and have a red front panel. The model and "tc electronic" are printed on the front of the amplifier. The serial number is located on a white sticker on the back of the amplifier.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using, unplug the amplifiers and contact tc electronic for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product.

Sold at: Music and instrument stores nationwide and online from August 2012 through January 2013 for about $450.

Importer: TC Group Americas, of Kitchener, ON, Canada

Manufacturer: tc electronic, of Denmark

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Media Contact
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Spanish: (301) 504-7800

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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