Thursday, May 22, 2008

RECALL: Shaker Guiro Instruments Due to Lead Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation Antigua Winds Inc. of Texas, today announced a voluntary recall about 6,500 Basic Beat Shaker Guiro Instruments. Surface paint on the recalled shaker guiro instrument contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. The recalled shaker guiro is a ridged, cylinder-shaped percussion instrument that contains beads and is played by scraping a stick along the surface. The shaker guiro measures about 2” wide x 5” long. One end of the instrument is painted red and the other end is painted blue. The center section and stick are natural wood. “Basic Beat 5” Guiro/Shaker,” “SHBB5,” and “Recommended for Ages 6+” are printed on the packaging. Sold by West Music retail stores in Iowa and Illinois, the West Music catalog, online at, and West Music booths at conventions and workshops nationwide, the Music Together Catalog, and from November 2001 through March 2008 for between $9 and $11 and manufactured in Taiwan.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled shaker guiro instrument away from children and contact West Music to arrange to receive a replacement instrument. For additional information, contact West Music at 800-397-9378 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central, or e-mail the firm at


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