Casio Recalls Keyboards Over Fire Hazard

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Casio today issued a recall of around 12,000 electronic music keyboards. The keyboards, called Electronic Musical Keyboard Model CTK-710, are being recalled because of a potential fire hazard in which they could overheat when in use.

The CTK-710, according to Casio, has thus far overheated five times and caused two fires. No injuries have been reported. The specific units being recalled have serial numbers ranging from 7030001 through 7040400 and 7041901 through 7043500 (this can be found inside the battery compartment located on the underside of the unit). The keyboards were 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.

Those who own one of the impacted models are asked to stop using it, unplug it and remove the batteries. Consumers should contact Casio toll-free at (866) 800-4302 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET seven days a week for a free repair.