Choking Hazard Leads to Recall of IKEA Toy Drum and Drumstick

Choking Hazard Leads to Recall of IKEA Toy Drum and Drumstick
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January 14, 2016

A toy drum set from IKEA is now subject to recall due to a potential choking hazard.

The recall applies to LATTJO Tongue drums and LATTJO Drumstick sets. The rubber ball on the drumsticks can easily detach or be unscrewed, which poses a danger to children. About 2,000 drums and 1,300 drumsticks are included in IKEA's announcement.

The LATTJO Tongue Drum is a solid birch, rectangular-shaped drum with a turquoise-dot print on the front and two solid red circles on top. The drum comes with a seven inch mallet with a turquoise painted handle and black rubber ball on the end. IKEA and LATTJO are printed on a label on the bottom of the drum.

The LATTJO Drumstick set includes two solid birch drumsticks, two brushes and two mallet-type drumsticks with black rubber balls on the ends. IKEA and LATTJO are printed on a label attached to the pouch.

Consumers could purchase these items at IKEA stores and online from November 2015 through December 2015 for about $10 for the tongue drum and $15 for the drumstick set.

IKEA has received six reports of the rubber ball on the end of the drumsticks detaching or being unscrewed. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled drum and drumstick sets away from children and return them to IKEA for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532.