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RadioShack Wet System Video Head Cleaner

Description: RadioShack Recall of Video Head Cleaner NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2005 Release #05-169 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 843-7422 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, RadioShack Announce Recall of Video Head Cleaner 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Wet System Video Head Cleaner Units: About 1 million Importer/Retailer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas. Hazard: The cleaning solution bottle, which is labeled as containing isopropanol, actually contains methanol. Methanol can be fatal or cause blindness if swallowed. It is much more toxic than isopropanol. Also, the cleaning solution bottle does not have special cautionary labeling and child-resistant packaging, as required by Federal regulation for methanol. Incidents/Injuries: RadioShack has received 39 reports from their poison center of children accessing this product. No injuries or illnesses have been reported. Description: The recalled non-abrasive "Wet System" Video Head Cleaner was sold in a box labeled "Video Head Cleaner," "RadioShack" and "44-1230" or "44-1213." The box contains a cleaning video cassette and a bottle of cleaning solution. The 4-inch-high white plastic cleaning solution bottle is labeled "Video Head Cleaning Fluid" or "Cleaning Liquid for HEAD CLEANER." Other writing on the bottle includes "Contents: Isopropanol," and the item number "44-1230" or "44-1213." Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide and www.radioshack.com from December 1995 through January 2005 for about $13. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately place this product out of reach of children and return the product to the nearest RadioShack store for a refund, or dispose of the bottle of cleaning fluid in accordance with all state and local requirements. Consumer Contact: Call RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 anytime, or go to the firm's Web sites at www.radioshack.com and www.radioshackcorporation.com [Source]

RadioShack Wet System Video Head Cleaner Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date05/11/2005
Recall ID2927
Recall Number05169
Product TypeAudio/Video Systems & Accessories
HazardPoisoning
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