Step2® Recalls Basic Rhythms Drum™ Toys Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2010
Release #10-206
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 860-1887
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Step2® Recalls Basic Rhythms Drum™ Toys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Step2® Basic Rhythms Drums™

Units: About 21,000

Importer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, OH

Hazard: The plastic clips used to attach the drumsticks to the drum can break. The small broken pieces present a choking to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Step2® Basic Rhythm Drums™ intended for preschool age children. The toy drum is sold with two drumsticks that can be stored in clips on the side of the drum. A red "Step2®" logo in printed on the side of the drum.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide from August 2009 through March 2010 for between $10 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy from children and contact Step2 to request a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1025

Picture of Recalled Drum