|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2003
Release # 03-128
|Company Phone Number: (800) 347-8372
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, The Step2 Company Announce Recall of Toy Drumsticks
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Toy Drumsticks
Distributor: The Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio
Hazard: The tip of the drumstick can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Step2 are aware of one incident where a child reportedly began to choke on the top of the drumstick. The child's parent performed the Heimlech maneuver to remove the small part.
Description: The drumsticks were sold with the Step2 Toddle Tunes Big Band Drum set, models 7135B2 and 7135KR. The drum sets are blue and yellow with music decals attached to the front. The word "Step2" is imprinted across the front of the drum set. The yellow and blue drumsticks are about 9-inches long.
Sold at: Toy stores and online retailers sold the drum sets nationwide from February 2002 through April 2003 for about $30.
Manufactured in: Korea
Remedy: Contact Step2 to receive a replacement set of drumsticks.
Consumer Contact: The Step2 Company at (800) 347-8372 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com.
Media Contact: Dotti Foltz at (330) 656-0440
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.
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