|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 2005
|Kids Station Hotline: (800) 227-4772
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: Fun Years Music Big Drum Musical Set
Units: About 10,500
Manufacturer: Kids Station Inc., of Miami, Fla., for Toys "R" Us, of Wayne, N.J.
Hazard: Small parts can break off during use, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled music set includes a yellow and green drum with a clear plastic lid and a red one-piece carrying strap that doubles as a storage and carrying case for additional instruments. The drum measures 12 inches in diameter and about 7.5 inches in height. The instruments stored in the drum include: purple drumsticks, yellow and red dumb-bell-shaped maracas, purple wrist bells, an orange recorder, a yellow harmonica, a red-rimmed tambourine and a yellow whistle. Only this musical set is part of this recall. A similar drum set sold at Toys "R" Us with a two piece strap and different musical toys is manufactured by a different company and is not being recalled.
Sold at: Toys "R" Us stores nationwide exclusively from August 2004 through December 9, 2004 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the recalled Big Drum Musical Set to your nearest Toys "R" Us store for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Kids Station at (800) 227-4772 anytime or visit the Web site at
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