Casio Recalls 12,000 Keyboards

NEW JERSEY (KHNL) - Owners of a Casio Electronic Musicial Keyboard should check to see if it's being recalled.

Casio is recalling 12-thousand keyboards after recieving reports of overheating.

The company says the overheating poses a fire hazard to its consumers.

There are two incidents that resulted in fire and property damage.

No injuries have been reported.

The keyboards are sold at Wal-Mart, Best Buy and music instrument stores nationwide.

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.