Barbara's Beat: Egg-Shaker Toy Instruments recalled dueto choking and aspiration hazards to kids

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Egg-Shaker Toy Instruments recalled due
to choking and aspiration hazards to kids

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls Egg-Shaker Toy Instruments due to choking and aspiration hazards. Consumers should stop using this product. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 26, 2013

Recall number: 13-150

Name of product: Basic Beat BB201 standard egg shaker

Hazard: The outer "end cap" that is glued onto the top, smallest part of the egg can come off, posing a small part choking or aspiration hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled egg shaker toy instruments away from young children and contact West Music for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: West Music at (800) 397-9378 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail at or online at and click on Help & FAQs and Recalls for more information.

Units: About 6,500

Description: These recalled egg-shaker toy instruments are plastic, egg-shaped instruments sold in five colors: yellow, green, blue, red and purple. The toy instruments are about the size of small eggs and have a "Basic Beat" label printed on the front of the product. The product is marked for children ages 3 years and older but West Music is concerned with the possibility of the egg being used by or near a younger child. The toy instruments have Lot Number 0E0212 located on the bottom of the roundest part of the egg.

Incidents/Injuries: West Music has received three reports of ends popping off, with no injuries reported.

Sold at: West Music stores, West Music Catalog,, and at West Music booths at summer workshops from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $1.50 each.

Manufacturer: Bongo Logic Development LTD, of Hong Kong

Manufactured in: China

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