VOX Amplification Recalls Amplifier Carrying Cases Due to Risk of Injury

Jun 02, 2010, 14:06 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, June 2 /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.

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Name of product: Night Train Amplifier Carrying Cases

Units: About 4,200

Importer: VOX Amplification, of Melville, N.Y.

Hazard: The clasp on the shoulder strap is defective and can fail, allowing the amplifier to fall and pose a risk of injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of clasps failing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the nylon carrying case sold with Night Train guitar amplifiers. The black carrying case has metal clasps and a nylon arm strap. "VOX" is printed on the front pocket of the carrying case. The carrying cases were sold with amplifiers with model number NT15H. Model numbers can be found on the rear panel of the amplifier.

Sold at: Music instrument stores nationwide and on the Internet from April 2009 to April 2010 for about $700 for the amplifier. The carrying case was sold with the amplifier.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately remove and stop using the carrying case with the strap. Consumers should contact VOX Amplification for a free replacement strap with a new clasp.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact VOX Amplification at (800) 645-3188 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.voxamps.com. Consumers can also write to VOX Amplification at 316 South Service Road, Melville, N.Y. 11747.

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 https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from over about 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually.  The 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 significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or re-sell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772, teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this press release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 645-3188

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission