|January 14, 2004
CPSC, Kindermusik International Announce Recall of "Lily Pad Clacker" Instruments
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: "Lily Pad Clacker" Instruments
Units: About 430
Manufacturer: Kindermusik International, of Browns Summit, N.C.
Hazard: The green coating on the Lily Pad Clacker instruments contain high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Lily Pad Clackers are wooden rhythm instruments designed for use with the Frog Went A-Dancing kit sold by Do-Re-Me & You!, a Kindermusik affiliate. The recalled instrument is 5.25 inches long, and is made of wood. It has two green "lily pads" that are connected to the base by a string. The Clackers were sold as part of a music kit.
Sold by: Do-Re-Me & You! consultants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Texas from October 2003 through December 2003 for about $30 for the music kit.
Manufactured In: India
Remedy: Return the Lily Pad Clackers to Kindermusik International in the postage paid box provided by the firm. Kindermusik will replace the product with a product of comparable value.
Consumer Contact: Kindermusik at (800) 628-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.drmy.com (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site). Consumers also can e-mail the firm at email@example.com.
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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