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West Music Recalls Egg-Shaker Toy Instruments Due To Choking And Aspiration Hazards

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

Recall Summary

Name of product: Basic Beat BB201 standard egg shaker

Hazard: The outer "end cap" that is glued onto the top, smallest part of the egg can come off, posing a small part choking or aspiration hazard. 

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: West Music at (800) 397-9378 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail at service@music.com or online at www.westmusic.com and click on Help & FAQs and Recalls for more information.

To see a photo of the recalled product, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/West-Music-Recalls-Egg-Shaker-Toy-Instruments/.

Recall Details

Units: About 6,500

Description: These recalled egg-shaker toy instruments are plastic, egg-shaped instruments sold in five colors: yellow, green, blue, red and purple. The toy instruments are about the size of small eggs and have a "Basic Beat" label printed on the front of the product.  The product is marked for children ages 3 years and older but West Music is concerned with the possibility of the egg being used by or near a younger child.  The toy instruments have Lot Number 0E0212 located on the bottom of the roundest part of the egg.  

Incidents/Injuries: West Music has received three reports of ends popping off, with no injuries reported.   

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

Sold at:  West Music stores, West Music Catalog, Westmusic.com, Amazon.com and at West Music booths at summer workshops from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $1.50 each.

Manufacturer: Bongo Logic Development LTD, of Hong Kong

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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