Note: Telephone number change.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued April 17, 2003, Revised September 4, 2003
Release # 03-110
|Company Phone Number: (800) 247-6144
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Battat Incorporated Announce Recall of Drumsticks Sold with Toy Drum Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Battat Incorporated, of Plattsburgh, NY, is voluntarily recalling about 300,000 sets of toy drumsticks sold with the Parents Bee Bop Band drum sets. The end piece of the drumstick handle can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. Additionally, the screw at the end of the drumstick can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard.
Battat and CPSC have received about 240 reports of drumsticks breaking and children mouthing the small pieces, including one report of a child who began to choke.
The centipede-shaped drumsticks were sold with the Parents Bee Bop Band drum set. They're about 10-inches long and were sold in either lime green or blue with black stripes. Model numbers involved in this recall are PM9137T2 and PM91372. The model numbers can be found above the UPC code on the packaging.
Target, Sam's Club and smaller retailers sold the Parents Bee Bop Band drum sets nationwide from November 2001 through March 2003 for about $25.
Consumers should immediately take these drumsticks away from young children and contact Battat for a replacement set of drumsticks. For more information, consumers should contact Battat toll-free at (800) 247-6144 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Drum sets sold with a sticker that reads, "NEW 2003" is not subject to the recall.
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