Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Step2(r) Recalls Basic Rhythms Drum(tm) Toys Due to Choking Hazard

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.

Name of Product: Step2(r) Basic Rhythms Drums(tm)

Units: About 21,000

Importer: The Step2 Company LLC, of Streetsboro, OH

Hazard: The plastic clips used to attach the drumsticks to the drum can break. The small broken pieces present a choking to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Step2(r) Basic Rhythm Drums(tm) intended for preschool age children. The toy drum is sold with two drumsticks that can be stored in clips on the side of the drum. A red "Step2(r)" logo in printed on the side of the drum.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us, Burlington Coat Factory and other retail stores nationwide from August 2009 through March 2010 for between $10 and $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy from children and contact Step2 to request a replacement toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Step2 toll-free at (866) 860-1887 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.step2.com

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