Kindermusik recalls Zoom Buggy Cars and Dream Pillow Star due to choking hazard

By on Dec 23, 2010 in Parenting, United States Comments

Kindermusik announces a voluntary recall of their Zoom Buggy Cars and Dream Pillow Star educational toys due to choking hazard especially to young children, as acknowledged by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Health Canada on Wednesday, December 22, 2010.

According to the two reports, Kindermusik International, Inc. in Greensboro N.C., distributor of the said products, announced that the wheels of the Zoom Buggy Cars and the plastic beads on the Dream Pillow Star may be detached, and poses a choking hazard to young children.

Apparently, both products were manufactured by Darton, in Huang Yun, China; and about 7,000 Zoom Buggy Cars and 300 Dream Pillow Stars were sold in the United States.

In Canada, about 1300 Zoom Buggy Cars and 100 Dream Pillow Stars were sold, the report added.

Kindermusik revealed that their office has received 15 reports of the wheels detaching from the Zoom Buggy Car but no injuries have been reported. There were no complains regarding Dream Pillow Star.

As for the description, Kindermusik says Zoom Buggy Cars have a wooden body with red and blue plastic wheels and a red handle, as shown in the photo.

The affected units have tracking labels on product itself and in the packaging, in which the date code of 201005 and a batch ID of APO18829 can be seen on the bottom of the cars.

On the other hand, Dream Pillow Stars have a wooden star center with red plastic handles, yellow plastic center stars and red, blue and green plastic beads, in which a photo is also included in this post.

The recalled units have the same tracking labels, a date code, and batch ID as the Zoom Buggy Cars, which can also be found on the bottom of the product.

The Zoom Buggy Car units included in this recall were sold from July 2010 to October 2010 at the Kindermusik Educators as part of Kindermusik At-Home-Materials, while Dream Pillow Star toys were sold from September 2010 to October 2010.

They were also sold at at Kindermusik classes and Kindermusik.com from August 2010 to October 2010 for about $10.

With this, both health and safety agencies are advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled items contact their respective Kindermusik Educator for a replacement.

For more information about this recent recall, the contact number of Kindermusik International is (800) 628-5687 and is said to be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Kindermusik International is also suggesting to the public to visit their their official website at www.kindermusik.com or send an email to [email protected].



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