Recall: LATTJO Tongue drums and LATTJO Drumstick sets
On 2016-01-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding LATTJO Tongue drums and LATTJO Drumstick sets due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2015 for about $10 to $15.
About 2,000 units are involved in this IKEA drumsticks recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st 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 rubber ball on the drumsticks can detach or be unscrewed, posing a choking hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes LATTJO Tongue Drum and LATTJO Drumstick set. The LATTJO Tongue Drum is a solid birch rectangular-shaped drum with a turquoise-dot print on the front and two solid red circles on top. The drum measures about 8 inches long by 2-3/4 inches wide by 2-3/4 inches deep. The drum comes with a seven inch mallet with a turquoise painted handle and black rubber ball on the end. IKEA and LATTJO are printed on a label on the bottom of the drum. The LATTJO Drumstick set includes two solid birch drumsticks, two brushes and two mallet-type drumsticks with black rubber balls on the ends. The set was sold in a turquoise polyester roll-up pouch with a red and white striped fabric panel in the center. The pouch measures about 15 inches long by 10 inches wide. IKEA and LATTJO was printed on a label attached to the pouch.
These items were sold new+ at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from November 2015 through December 2015 for about $10 for the LATTJO tongue drum and $15 for the LATTJO drumstick set.
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 take the recalled drum and drumstick sets away from children and return them to IKEA for a full refund.
IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Press Room at the bottom of the page then Product Recalls at the top of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
IKEA has received six reports of the rubber ball on the end of the drumsticks detaching or being unscrewed. These reports were from staff in IKEA stores in Germany, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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