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West Music recalls Taiwan-made instrument exceeding lead paint standard May 22, 2008

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From U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

May 22, 2008
Release #08-280
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 397-9378
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

West Music Recalls Shaker Guiro Instruments Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

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.

Name of Product: Basic Beat Shaker Guiro Instruments

Units: About 6,500

Importer/Distributor: Antigua Winds Inc., of San Antonio, Texas

Hazard: Surface paint on the recalled shaker guiro instrument contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled shaker guiro is a ridged, cylinder-shaped percussion instrument that contains beads and is played by scraping a stick along the surface. The shaker guiro measures about 2” wide x 5” long. One end of the instrument is painted red and the other end is painted blue. The center section and stick are natural wood. “Basic Beat 5” Guiro/Shaker,” “SHBB5,” and “Recommended for Ages 6+” are printed on the packaging.

Sold by: West Music retail stores in Iowa and Illinois, the West Music catalog, online at http://www.westmusic.com, and West Music booths at conventions and workshops nationwide, the Music Together Catalog, and http://www.musictogether.com from November 2001 through March 2008 for between $9 and $11.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled shaker guiro instrument away from children and contact West Music to arrange to receive a replacement instrument.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact West Music at (800) 397-9378 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, or email the firm at service@westmusic.com

Image of Recalled Basic Beat Shaker Guiro Instruments

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