On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and the Step2 Company announced a voluntary recall of approximately 21,000 Step2 Basic Rhythms Drums toys, due to a choking hazard. Small plastic clips that attach the drumsticks to the drum can break off and be swallowed by young children.
The recall affects all Step2 Basic Rhythm Drums that were sold from August 2009 through March 2010 in Toys "R" Us stores, Burlington Coat Factory stores, and other retailers nationwide and in Canada. The drum toy, intended for preschool-age children, was sold with two drumsticks and a red "Step2" logo printed on the side of the drum.
Consumers are urged to take the recalled drum toys away from children immediately and contact Step2 for a replacement. The company can be reached at 866-860-1887.