IKEA Recalls Toy Drums and Drumstick Sets Due to Choking Hazard

14 Jan, 2016, 13:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/IKEA-Recalls-Toy-Drums-and-Drumstick-Sets

Recall Summary

Name of Product: LATTJO Tongue drums and LATTJO Drumstick sets

Hazard: The rubber ball on the drumsticks can detach or be unscrewed, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately take the recalled drum and drumstick sets away from children and return them to IKEA for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Press Room at the bottom of the page then Product Recalls at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,000 tongue drums and 1,300 drumstick sets

Description: The recall includes LATTJO Tongue Drum and LATTJO Drumstick set.

The LATTJO Tongue Drum is a solid birch rectangular-shaped drum with a turquoise-dot print on the front and two solid red circles on top. The drum measures about 8 inches long by 2-3/4 inches wide by 2-3/4 inches deep. The drum comes with a seven inch mallet with a turquoise painted handle and black rubber ball on the end. IKEA and LATTJO are printed on a label on the bottom of the drum.

The LATTJO Drumstick set includes two solid birch drumsticks, two brushes and two mallet-type drumsticks with black rubber balls on the ends. The set was sold in a turquoise polyester roll-up pouch with a red and white striped fabric panel in the center. The pouch measures about 15 inches long by 10 inches wide. IKEA and LATTJO was printed on a label attached to the pouch.     

Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received six reports of the rubber ball on the end of the drumsticks detaching or being unscrewed. These reports were from staff in IKEA stores in Germany, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.   

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from November 2015 through December 2015 for about $10 for the LATTJO tongue drum and $15 for the LATTJO drumstick set.

Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in: China  

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Recall Number: 16-075

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