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Cage Bell Musical Instruments for Babies Recalled for Choking Hazard

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Recall Date:
August 17, 2006

Recall Details

For Immediate Release
August 17, 2006
Alert #06-574

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 628-5687


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, or e-mail the firm at


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