November 6, 2003

BRIOŽ Corp. Announces Recall of Toy Drums


Name of product: Plan Toys Solid Drums

Units: 2,100

Manufacturer: BRIOŽ Corp., of Germantown, Wis., a subsidiary of BRIO AB of Sweden.

Hazard: The three rubber feet, which are screwed into the bottom of the drum, could be removed in some cases, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled Plan Toys Solid Drum is natural wood with blue and red triangles painted on the side. The drum measures 6 1/4-inches in diameter and 3-inches high and has curved holes carved into the top. On the bottom of the drum are three rubber feet attached with screws. The recalled lot numbers are 46271068, 1546214 and 4345141 and are printed on the inside flap of the packaging. A stamp on the bottom of the drum displays the Plan Toys logo.

Sold at: Specialty toy stores, Internet retailers and mail order catalogs sold the recalled toy drum nationwide from March 2003 through September 2003 for about $15.

Manufactured in: Thailand

Remedy: Consumers who purchased recalled drums should take them away from young childen immediately and call BRIOŽ for information on receiving a refund or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact BRIOŽ at (888) 274- 6869 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at