Musical Shaker Instrument Recalled by Woodstock Percussion Due to Laceration and Choking Hazard

The handle can detach from the shaker, exposing a rough edge.

Recall date: June 02, 2011
Recall number: 11-238
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  • Picture of recalled shaker.

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    Picture of recalled shaker.

  • The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shaker

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    The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shaker

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Gripper Shaker musical instrument

Hazard:

The handle can detach from the shaker, exposing a rough edge and posing a laceration hazard. The detached handle also exposes small steel pellets and a plastic plug which pose choking hazards.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Woodstock Percussion, Inc. toll free at (866) 543-2848 anytime, via email at safety@chimes.com, or visit the website at www.woodstockpercussion.net

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Recall Details

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Units

About 9,400 in the U.S. and 700 in Canada

Description

The shakers are plastic musical instruments, 5.5 inches long, with rounded, egg-shaped tops containing steel pellets and open circular handles. They come in blue and green and are sold separately. The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shaker.

Incidents/Injuries

The company received one report from a consumer that the handles on two Gripper Shakers detached. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Woodstock Percussion Inc. to receive a $7 refund.

Sold at

Mail-order catalogs, websites and retail stores nationwide between August 2010 and March 2011 for about $5.

Importer(s)

Woodstock Percussion Inc., of Shokan, N.Y.

Manufactured in

China

  • Picture of recalled shaker.

  • The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shaker