Casio recalls keyboards, all 12,000 of them
You would think that after the exploding laptop batteries fiasco that stoked the fires of customers’ anger (excuse the pun) worldwide last year, we wouldn’t be seeing any more battery recalls anytime soon as everyone would have sat up and taken the necessary steps to prevent such a situation from repeating itself. Unfortunately, Casio has fallen into the same predicament albeit at a much smaller scale, issuing a battery recall for approximately 12,000 of its Electronic Musical Keyboard Model CTK-710 due to the potential of bursting in a ball of flames and bringing everybody around it down in a fiery death. We jest – so far there has been five cases of overheating recorded, where a couple of those resulted in fires.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported as at press time. If you’re an owner of the Electronic Musical Keyboard Model CTK-710, kindly check whether your battery has the serial numbers from 7030001 to 7040400 and 7041901 to 7043500. If you did not purchase these keyboards from Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and music instrument stores nationwide, in catalogs, on Casio’s Web site, and on other Web sites between May last year and February 2007, it is safe to assume that you aren’t affected.
For those who are affected, Casio kindly warns you to stop using it and unplug it pronto. You are required to remove the batteries in a simple procedure and contact Casio toll-free at (866) 800-4302 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET throughout the week for a free replacement.
Casio recall page