Parents of musical children, be sure to check your toy instrument stash because there’s been a toy xylophone recall. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the ball on the end of the beater stick on the Petite Collage Musical Jumbo Wooden Xylophone, distributed by Wild & Wolf, can become separated from the stick and serve as a choking hazard. In an email to Red Tricycle, a representative of Wild & Wolf has stated that “Wild & Wolf / Petit Collage has acted quickly and diligently to alert and work with the CPSC to ensure communication of this fast track recall was swift [so] consumer[s] know to remove the beaters from children and to cooperate in out replacement program…We sincerely regret and apologize to our consumers for the inconvenience.”
About 2,900 units have been sold in the United States at stores such as Barnes & Noble, Urban Outfitters, online at PetitCollage.com, as well as other retailers between August 2017 and February 2018. There have been no reported injuries at this time.
The Petite Collage xylophone is a wooden-based instrument in the shape of an elephant. It has five different metal plates that serve as keys, and a wooden beater stick with a red ball attached.
Why It Was Recalled
The xylophone has been recalled because of several reports of the red ball on the end of the wooden beater stick becoming dislocated from the stick entirely, or because it has become loosened. The red ball can become a choking hazard to young children when it is not completely affixed to the beater stick.
How to Tell if Your Petite Collage Xylophone Is Part of the Recall
Only xylophones with the words “Petit Collage” and the combination number and letter sequence, “TT.1902.0617” are included in the recall. You can find this information on the back of your xylophone near the bottom.
What Parents Can Do
Parents who find their xylophone is included in the recall should immediately contact Wild & Wolf for a replacement beater stick. You can call toll free at 855-215-5879 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit them online at www.wildandwolf.com and click on “Product Safety News” for more information. More information can also be found at www.petitcollage.com and clicking on “Product Safety.”
Photo Courtesy of Consumer Product Safety Commission