There’s already been at least one severe burn reported. Below, you’ll find the full release from the Commission, but first, check out this video on how to properly scream like a rock star.
Rage Wireless Guitars Used with Popular Video Gaming System Recalled Due to Chemical Burn Risk
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.
Name of Product: Rage Wireless Guitars
Units: About 57,000
Manufacturer/Distributor: Performance Designed Products LLC, of Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Hazard: A circuit board defect can cause AA batteries used in the guitar to leak if the batteries are installed incorrectly, posing a risk of chemical burns to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Performance Designed Products has received one report of a burn to a consumer.
Description: The Rage Wireless Guitar controller is designed to be used on the Nintendo Wii system. The guitar is blue or white and is 31 inches long. The guitar contains battery-operated LED-lighted fret buttons that go up the neck of the guitar.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from June 2008 through September 2008 for between $40 and $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the wireless guitar game controllers immediately and return them to the place where purchased for a full refund. Do not contact or return the product to Nintendo.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Performance Designed Products at (800) 331-3844 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.pdp.com