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Musical Shaker Instrument Recalled by Woodstock Percussion Due to Laceration and Choking Hazard

Picture of recalled shaker; the handles can detach from the shaker, posing laceration and choking hazards by exposing rough edges and allowing access to small steel pellets and a plastic plug.

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: Gripper Shaker musical instrument

Units: About 9,400 in the U.S. and 700 in Canada

Importer: Woodstock Percussion Inc., of Shokan, N.Y.

Hazard: The handle can detach from the shaker, exposing a rough edge and posing a laceration hazard. The detached handle also exposes small steel pellets and a plastic plug which pose choking hazards.

The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shakerIncidents/Injuries: The company received one report from a consumer that the handles on two Gripper Shakers detached. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The shakers are plastic musical instruments, 5.5 inches long, with rounded, egg-shaped tops containing steel pellets and open circular handles. They come in blue and green and are sold separately. The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shaker.

Sold at: Mail-order catalogs, websites and retail stores nationwide between August 2010 and March 2011 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Woodstock Percussion Inc. to receive a $7 refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Woodstock Percussion, Inc. toll free at (866) 543-2848 anytime, via email at safety@chimes.com, or visit the website at www.woodstockpercussion.com

 

Kahn Enterprises Recalls Beeni Baby Hats Due to Asphyxiation Hazard

Picture of recalled Baby Hat; The Beeni Baby Hat has been recalled due to an asphyxiation hazardThe following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Beeni Baby Hats

Units: About 35

Distributor: Kahn Enterprises LLC, Mendota Heights, Minn.

Hazard: A baby can spit up during use, posing an asphyxiation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled baby hats are made of cotton and spandex. They have two straps sewn to the sides and a removeable plastic pacifier holder. The hat is available in sizes small, medium and large, and in pink, blue, green, flower print, blue stripe and blue print. Model number 125867 is on a tag sewn into the back inner rim of the cap.

Sold at: Beeni Baby’s website www.beeni.net from January 2009 through May 2011 for about $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hats and contact Kahn Enterprises to receive a full refund. Kahn Enterprises will provide consumers with a postage paid label to return the product. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled baby hats.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, email Kahn Enterprises at info@beeni-kids.com, visit the firm’s website at www.beeni.net or call the firm collect at (612) 310-4053.

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