West Music Recalls Egg-Shaker Toy Instruments Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2008
Release #08-188

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

 

West Music Recalls Egg-Shaker Toy Instruments Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards

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: Transparent Toy Egg Shakers

Units: About 5,500

Manufacturer: West Music Company, of Coralville, Iowa

Hazard: The end cap can detach from the egg shaker and allow the small beads to spill out, posing choking/aspiration hazards to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: West Music has received a report of the end cap detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves clear, plastic egg-shaped instruments with various color beads inside. The beads inside the shaker instrument come in five colors: red, white, green, dark blue and aqua. “Basic Beat” and “Jumbo Egg Crystal” is printed on a label attached to the plastic bag packaging. Model numbers “BB5102” and “202212” are printed on the side of the label.

Sold at: West Music stores in Iowa and Illinois, West Music catalog, www.westmusic.com and at West Music exhibit booths nationwide from October 2006 through December 2007 for about $2.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled egg shakers from young children and contact West Music for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact West Music at (800) 397-9378 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at rcousins@westmusic.com

 

Picture of Recalled Ege-Shaker Toy