The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with The Boyds Collection Ltd. of Pennsylvania, today announced a voluntary recall of the about 4,500 Eli’s Small Drums and Liberty’s Large Drums. The red paint on the drums contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. There have been no reported injuries or incidents. The recalled decorative toy drums are made of wood and come with two wooden drum sticks. The sides of the drums are painted blue with white stars and the tops and bottoms feature an antique U.S. flag decoration. The Eli’s Small Drum measures 4 ¾ inches in diameter and 3 ½ inches tall. The Liberty’s Large Drum measures 6 ¾ inches in diameter and 4 inches tall. The Eli’s Small Drum has item number 654933 printed on its hangtag and packaging. The Liberty’s Large Drum has item number 654934 printed on its hangtag and packaging. The drums are packaged and sold separately. Sold at gift and collectible stores nationwide from June 2005 through April 2007 for about $15.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled decorative toy drums away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, contact The Boyds Collection Ltd. toll-free at 877-772-3277 ext.2179 or visit www.boydsstuff.com