June 29, 2006
Release #06-199
Firm's Recall Hotline: (713) 789-9996


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Toy Guitars

Units: About 500

Importer: Sino Trading Group, LLC, of Houston, Texas

Hazard: The toy guitar can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: The recalled plastic toy guitar has a white face and red back with a green shoulder strap. There are multi-colored animal-face buttons on the front of the guitar including a chicken, a duck, a dog, a pig and a lamb. A label on the front of the guitar reads, "GUITAR SERIES JC856." "MADE IN CHINA" is embossed on the front of the battery cover on the back of the guitar. Packaging on the box reads in part, "Jie Cheng" and "NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS."

Sold at: Flea markets nationwide throughout January 2006 for about $1.50.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the toy and return it to the vendor where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Sino Trading collect at (713) 789-9996 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday or e-mail the firm at


Picture of Recalled Toy Guitar