The Gripper Shaker musical instrument by Woodstock Percussion is being recalled due to laceration and choking hazards resulting from a detached handle.
About 9,400 of the shaker instruments were sold in the United States, mostly from mail-order catalogs, websites and retail stores between August 2010 and March 2011. They sold for about $5 a pair.
The instrument’s handle could detach from the shaker, exposing a rough edge that poses a laceration hazard. The detached handle also exposes small steel pellets and a plastic plug which could pose choking hazards, especially to children. So far no injuries have been reported, although there have been reports of the handle coming off the instrument.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Woodstock Percussion Inc. to receive a $7 refund. For additional information, contact Woodstock Percussion, Inc. toll free at (866) 543-2848 anytime, via email at email@example.com.
The handles can detach from the shaker, posing laceration and choking hazards byexposing rough edges and allowing access to small steel pellets and a plastic plug. The marking “B4” is printed on the rounded top of each shaker