|For Immediate Release
August 17, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 628-5687
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Cage Bell Musical Instruments for Babies Recalled for Choking Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Cage Bell Musical Instrument for Babies
Units: About 10,000
Manufacturer: Kindermusik International Inc., of Greensboro, N.C.
Hazard: If the bell inside the instrument is damaged during manufacturing, the bell can be pulled out of the instrument, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The musical instrument is a wooden cylinder with end caps and wooden dowels connecting the caps. A single bell is in the middle. Model number 5-30-00740 is sold individually; Model number 0-06-09005 is sold as part of a kit called Busy Days Home, which also contains a board book, a compact disc and a poster. The model number is written on the outside packaging of the product.
Sold by: Kindermusik, directly by phone, and on its Web site from May 2006 through July 2006 for about $28.
Assembled in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these instruments away from children until they are examined for the hazard. Consumers were sent instructions on how to examine the cage bell instruments for defects. If defects are found, they were instructed to dispose of the instruments and contact Kindermusik for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Kindermusik International Inc. 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.kindermusik.com, or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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