|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2011
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 543-2848
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Health Canada Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
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.
Incidents/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 email@example.com, or visit the website at www.woodstockpercussion.net
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1343
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.
The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shaker