January 14, 2004††


Kindermusik International Announces Recall of "Lily Pad Clacker" Instruments


Name of Product: "Lily Pad Clacker" Instruments


Units: About 430


Manufacturer: Kindermusik International, of Browns Summit, N.C.


Hazard: The green coating on the Lily Pad Clacker instruments contain high levels of lead, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.


Description: The Lily Pad Clackers are wooden rhythm instruments designed for use with the Frog Went A-Dancing kit sold by Do-Re-Me & You!, a Kindermusik affiliate. The recalled instrument is 5.25 inches long, and is made of wood. It has two green "lily pads" that are connected to the base by a string. The Clackers were sold as part of a music kit.


Sold by: Do-Re-Me & You! consultants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Texas from October 2003 through December 2003 for about $30 for the music kit.


Manufactured In: India ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


Remedy: Return the Lily Pad Clackers to Kindermusik International in the postage paid box provided by the firm. Kindermusik will replace the product with a product of comparable value.


Consumer Contact: Kindermusik at (800) 628-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.drmy.com/recallAlertLilyPads.asp. Consumers also can e-mail the firm at lilypad@kindermusik.com.