July 11, 1990LEWCO Corp. Recalls Oscar The
New York, NY (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), LEWCO Corp., has announced a replacement
program for the Oscar the Grouch Cymbals contained in its Model #3553, Sesame Street
Rhythm Band Set.
When tested in accordance with the CPSC's Small Parts Requirements, the Oscar the Grouch
"heads" detached from the cymbals and could present a choking hazard to young
LEWCO Corp. is offering to replace the cymbals with new cymbals that have been redesigned
to eliminate the small parts hazard.
Approximately 9,200 units were sold nationwide from January 1, 1989 to April 16, 1990 for
approximately $20.00 each. The toys were imported from China.
The set consists of a Sesame Street marching drum and drum sticks, Bert & Ernie
maracas, Little Bird slide whistle, Cookie Monster tambourine and Oscar the Grouch
cymbals. Embossed on the inside of the drum and tambourine are the words "Blue Box
Toys, Made in China, Muppets, Inc." Embossed on the handles of the maracas are the
words "Made in China, Muppets, Inc." The cymbals are the only part of this
musical instrument set subject to this replacement program.
Consumers are urged to discard the original cymbals immediately.
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary replacement is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers who desire a cymbal replacement set should contact LEWCO Corp. at:
1107 Broadway - Suite 905
New York, New York 10010
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