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KARAOKE PLAYER

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

Units: About 220,000.

Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores 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.

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 for a refund.

Consumer contact: (800) 925-6278 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.walmartstores.com and click on Product Recalls for more information or submit questions on the Store Feedback link.

From the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: To find a list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270.