March 1, 2001                                                                         

Toy Drums Recalled by Eden LLC


Eden LLC, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 5,800 toy drums. The mallet sold with the toy drum has spheres on each end that can pose a choking hazard if they become lodged in a young child's throat.

Department, specialty, gift and toy stores, including FAO Schwarz, sold the toys nationwide from May 2000 through February 2001 for about $12 when sold alone to $45 when sold as part of a set. The toy drum is shaped like a soft stuffed green crab with multi-colored stuffed feet and blue stuffed claws. The crab's center is a yellow plastic with green spots. The toy drums, sold under the name "Little Lessons Music Makers," have labels on the front and near the right leg that say "Eden."

Consumers should take the drums away from children immediately and call Eden toll-free at (800) 658-8373 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, for instructions on returning the toy and for receiving a replacement toy.