|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|July 31, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Manufacturer: Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC), of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Hazard: The recalled amplifier's wiring can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves the SWR® Natural Blonde© 120V acoustic bass amplifier, model 44-60600-000. The amplifier measures about 26 inches x 16 inches x15 inches, and has a blonde-textured vinyl covering with a black control plate and black stamped steel vibration-free grill. The model number is located on the top rear panel of the amplifier. "SWR" and "Natural Blonde" are printed on the front of the amplifier.
Sold by: Authorized musical instrument retailers from April 2007 through May 2009 for about a MSRP of $1,550.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled amplifiers immediately and contact FMIC for a free inspection and repair. Fender is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled bass amplifiers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact FMIC at (800) 856-9801 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site www.swrsound.com, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org