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Performance Designed Products Recalls 57,000 Rage Wireless Guitars Used For Nintendo Wii

Performance Designed Products LLC has recalled about 57,000 Rage Wireless Guitars. 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. Performance Designed Products has received one report of a burn.

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. The guitars were made in China and sold at mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from June 2008 through September 2008 for between $40 and $60.

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. 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

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09019.html

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