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Karaoke Cassette Player/Recorders

WASHINGTON , D.C. - 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.

Name of product: Nu-Tronix Karaoke Cassette Player/Recorder

Units: About 220,000

Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: The paint on the five control buttons of the karaoke player contains excessive lead, posing a lead poisoning hazard to young children. Lead poisoning in children is associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems, and growth retardation.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall includes the Nu-tronix Karaoke Cassette Player and Recorder with digital radio and alarm features. A microphone, with a white cord is attached to the cassette player. "Nu-tronix(tm)" is printed on the front of the product. The karaoke player is gray with a purple handle and a purple cassette cover. The karaoke player is sold with two cassette tapes with children's songs, a multifunctional microphone and lyric sheets.

Sold at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from June 2003 through March 2005 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should return the recalled karaoke players to their nearest Wal-Mart store to receive a refund .

Consumer Contact: Contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. or visit the firm's Web site and click on "Product Recalls" for more information or submit questions on the "Store Feedback" link.

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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