Paging Loudspeakers Recalled By TOA Electronics Due to Risk of Impact Injury

Dec 16, 2010, 14:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of product: Paging Horn Loudspeakers

Units: About 2,600

Importer: TOA Electronics Inc., of Burlingame, Calif.
Hazard: The speaker housing can crack at the mounting bracket, causing the speakers to fall from their mounting. This poses a risk of injury from impact to consumers. Higher failure rates have occurred in high temperature and humidity environments.

Incidents/Injuries: TOA has received 18 reports of speakers falling in Japan. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.

Description: This recall involves TOA paging horn speakers in the SC series. The speakers have "Paging Horn Speaker," the TOA logo and model and production information printed on the back. Models included in the recall are:

Model Number

Manufacture Dates


08F through 08K


08B through 08K


08I through 08K


08F through 08K

Date Code:



Manufacture Date




Sold by: Audio retailers nationwide from March 2008 through December 2009 for between $70 and $130.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using and take down any mounted speakers. Consumers can contact TOA directly or their local TOA dealer for instructions on receiving a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact TOA at (800) 733-4750 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at Consumers can also email the firm at

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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 it by visiting

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 733 4750

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638 2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504 7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission