March 20, 1996
Release # 96-083
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, NuTone Announce Stereo-Cassette Player
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), NuTone Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio, is announcing
a recall to repair more than 25,000 "NuTone" brand ST-1000 Stereo-Cassette
Players. Components in the power supply board may overheat, causing smoke damage or fire.
NuTone is aware of at least 16 incidents that resulted in property damage, ranging from
melted cassette players to damage to the house itself. NuTone is not aware of any injuries
involving this stereo. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
The radios, measuring 14.5 inches long by 9.25 inches high, can be mounted flush against
the wall and wired to remote speakers throughout the home. The stereos come in two colors,
white and walnut. The words "NuTone" and "Model ST-1000" appear on the
front of the radio to the left of the radio dial. The cassette deck is located at the
lower right corner. The cassette players also feature volume, balance, tone and input
selector dials on the front.
Various retail stores and electrical distributors sold the stereos nationwide from January
1990 to December 1995. The stereo-cassette players were also installed in newly
constructed homes during the same time period. Model ST-1000D (walnut) and Model ST-1000WH
(white) sold for approximately $200. Model ST-1000PKD (walnut) and Model ST- 1000PKWH
(white) sold for $246 as part of a set that also included two speakers, wire, an antenna,
and a transformer.
Consumers who have a Model ST-1000 Stereo-Cassette Player should stop using it and call
NuTone at (800) 273-1124. Nutone will provide consumers with the name of a local service
organization that will send a representative to the consumer's home to inspect and, if
necessary, fix the radio free of charge.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
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