July 31, 2009

Fender recalls bass amplifiers

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Fender Musical Instruments bass amplifiers due to a fire hazard.

About 90 SWR Natural Blonde Acoustic Bass Amplifiers were sold at authorized retailers nationwide between April 2007 and May 2009 for about $1,550, the commission said.

The 120V amplifiers, model 44-60600-000, can overheat to the point of starting a fire, the commission said.

The amplifiers were imported from Mexico by Fender Musical Instruments Corp. of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled amplifiers and contact Fender for a free inspection and repair.

Consumers can call 800-856-9801 for information.