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Safety Alert

tc electronic Recalls Bass Guitar Amplifier Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Bass Guitar Amplifiers

Hazard: A nut inside the chassis can come loose and fall between the electrical coils, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: tc electronic; at (800) 349-4699 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.tcelectronic.com and click on BASS at the top of the page then on BH250 and select BH250 RECALL for more information. Consumers can also send an email to BH250@lifetimeservice.com.

Units: About 388

Description: This recall involves tc electronic 250 W bass guitar amplifiers with model BH250 and serial numbers 1204763 through 12404375. The amplifiers are about 8.6 inches wide, 2.5 inches high and 9 inches deep and have a red front panel. The model and "tc electronic" are printed on the front of the amplifier. The serial number is located on a white sticker on the back of the amplifier.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using, unplug the amplifiers and contact tc electronic for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product.

Sold at:
Music and instrument stores nationwide and online from August 2012 through January 2013 for about $450.

Importer: TC Group Americas, of Kitchener, ON, Canada

Manufactured: tc electronic, of Denmark

Manufactured in: China