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Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 397-9378
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 www.westmusic.com, and West Music booths at conventions and workshops nationwide, the Music Together Catalog, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org