June 2, 2011
Musical Shaker Instrument Recalled by Woodstock Percussion
Joint Recall with Woodstock Percussion Inc., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)
These gripper shaker musical instruments are plastic, 14 centimeters (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.
Only blue and green Gripper Shakers from production run "B4" are affected by this recall.
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 company received one report from a consumer that the handle on two Gripper Shakers detached. No injuries have been reported.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these shakers.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled shakers away from children and contact Woodstock Percussion Inc. to receive information on returning the product for a $7 refund.
For additional information consumers may contact Woodstock Percussion, Inc. toll free at 1-866-543-2848 anytime or by email at email@example.com.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Approximately 720 units of the recalled products were sold at various stores across Canada.
In the United States, approximately 5,600 units of the recalled products were distributed.
The recalled products were sold by mail-order catalogs, websites and stores nationwide from August 2010 and March 2011 in Canada, and the United States.
Manufactured in China.
Playwell Enterprises Ltd. of Scarborough, Ontario
Woodstock Percussion Inc., of Shokan, New York
Gripper Shaker musical instrument
The marking B4 is printed on the rounded top of each shaker.