West Music Recalls Shaker Guiro Instruments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2008
Release #08-280

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 397-9378
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

West Music Recalls Shaker Guiro Instruments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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: Basic Beat Shaker Guiro Instruments

Units: About 6,500

Importer/Distributor: Antigua Winds Inc., of San Antonio, Texas

Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled shaker guiro instrument contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled shaker guiro is a ridged, cylinder-shaped percussion instrument that contains beads and is played by scraping a stick along the surface. The shaker guiro measures about 2” wide x 5” long. One end of the instrument is painted red and the other end is painted blue. The center section and stick are natural wood. “Basic Beat 5” Guiro/Shaker,” “SHBB5,” and “Recommended for Ages 6+” are printed on the packaging.

Sold by: West Music retail stores in Iowa and Illinois, the West Music catalog, online at www.westmusic.com, and West Music booths at conventions and workshops nationwide, the Music Together Catalog, and www.musictogether.com from November 2001 through March 2008 for between $9 and $11.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled shaker guiro instrument away from children and contact West Music to arrange to receive a replacement instrument.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact West Music at (800) 397-9378 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, or email the firm at service@westmusic.com


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