Recall: KHS America Monkey Glockenspiel
On 2016-02-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KHS America Monkey Glockenspiel due to a potential Poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2015 for about $40.
About 200 units are involved in this KHS America of Mt. Juliet glockenspiel recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Toy Musical Instruments category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 900,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The pink metal note bar on the glockenspiel may contain excessive levels of lead in the paint, violating the federal lead paint standard. If the paint is scraped off and ingested lead can cause adverse health effects.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Green Tones 8-note Monkey Glockenspiel is a children's musical instrument with eight metal bars in multiple colors mounted on a wooden base shaped like a monkey. The bars are individually attached to the base with one screw at each end. The second bar from the top is pink, 3.5 inches long and has a "B" stamped on it. This is the bar that needs to be replaced. The Green Tones logo is stamped on the back of the glockenspiel and the tracking number HS0178410914 is printed in black at the bottom.
These items were sold new+ at Independent toy and music retailers and online at amazon.com and gogreentones.com from January 2015 through September 2015 for about $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately remove the pink bar from the glockenspiel and contact KHS America for information on getting a free replacement pink bar.
KHS America Green Tones at 800-283-4676 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.gogreentones.com and click on "Contact Us" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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