August 17, 20065

Cage Bell Musical Instruments for Babies 

Name of Product: Cage Bell Musical Instrument for Babies

Units: About 10,000

Manufacturer: Kindermusik International Inc., of Greensboro, N.C.

Hazard: If the bell inside the instrument is damaged during manufacturing, the bell can be pulled out of the instrument, posing a choking hazard.

Description: The musical instrument is a wooden cylinder with end caps and wooden dowels connecting the caps. A single bell is in the middle. Model number 5-30-00740 is sold individually; Model number 0-06-09005 is sold as part of a kit called Busy Days Home, which also contains a board book, a compact disc and a poster. The model number is written on the outside packaging of the product.

Sold by: Kindermusik, directly by phone, and on its Web site from May 2006 through July 2006 for about $28.

Remedy: Consumers should take these instruments away from children until they are examined for the hazard. Consumers were sent instructions on how to examine the cage bell instruments for defects. If defects are found, they were instructed to dispose of the instruments and contact Kindermusik for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Kindermusik International Inc. at (800) 628-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at, or e-mail the firm at [email protected]