|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 543-2848
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: Calypso Steel Drums
Units: About 2,800
Manufacturer: Woodstock Percussion Inc., of Shokan, N.Y.
Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled toy drums contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled steel drum is made of steel and comes with two wooden drum sticks and a wooden stand. The sides of the drums are painted red. The drum pan is painted black with silver markings to show the location of notes. Each rim is stamped with a #5 or #6. Not all drums stamped with a #5 are affected by this recall.
Sold by: Mail order catalogues, Web sites and retail stores nationwide from December 2006 through December 2007 for between $50 and $100.
Manufactured in: Trinidad
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled steel drum away from children and return it to Woodstock Percussion for a replacement drum and a $5 credit or payment.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Woodstock Percussion toll-free at (866) 543-2848 anytime, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.woodstockpercussion.com
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