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|Release # 93-078
San Pacific International Inc. Recalls
Bamm-Bamm's Drum & Flute Toy
PRODUCT: Approximately 24,600 "Bamm-Bamm's
Drum and Flute" toys sold from May 1988 through October 1991 at the following
amusement parks: Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA; Carowinds, Charlotte, NC; Kings Island,
Cincinnati, OH; and Great America, Santa Clara, CA.
PROBLEM: The bell attached to the top of the drum and a ball attached to the side of the
drum came off during U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission testing and present a choking
hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Mail one side of the plastic drum to: Laura Miranda, San Pacific
International, Inc., 542 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94107. Consumers will receive a
full refund, including reimbursement for postage. The remaining portion of the toy should
be discarded. For more information about this recall consumers may contact Laura Miranda
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
San Pacific International, Inc. of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling 24,576
"Bamm-Bamm's Drum/Flute" toys that were sold from May 1988 through October 1991.
When CPSC tested the product, a bell attached to the top of the drum and a ball attached
to the side of the drum came off, presenting a potential choking hazard for young
This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. Neither
CPSC nor San Pacific International is aware of any injuries involving this product. The
potentially hazardous drum/flute toy was identified by CPSC and the State Consumer Group
in Richmond, VA.
The product consists of a whistle at one end and a see- through hand-held drum at the
other end. Three circular holes are in the handle of the toy. The complete toy measures 7
1/2 inches long. The whistle portion resembles a flute; a small puff of air at or near the
mouthpiece of the flute causes a whistle sound. Each side of the drum has a see-through
sticker that shows "Bamm-Bamm," the Stone Age animated character of a little boy
as seen on the "Flintstones" cartoon show. Bamm-Bamm is wearing a leopard
loincloth and cap, and is carrying a green club. The drum has two plastic balls 1/2 inch
in diameter hanging on the end of a string secured to the drum.
The drum with balls was sold in different colors. Two metal silver bells 1/3 inch in
diameter each are attached to the top of the drum. When the drum/flute toy is twisted back
and forth or shaken, the balls hit the sides of the drum to make a noise and the bells
ring. The cardboard heading on the cellophane package in which the toy was sold reads:
"BAMM-BAMM'S DRUM & FLUTE, 1988 HB PROD. INC." The label embossed on the
see- through sticker of the drum reads: "BAMM-BAMM'S DRUM & FLUTE, 1988 HB PROD.
INC., KINGS DOMINION."
The drum/flute toys, imported by San Pacific International from Taiwan, were sold for
$3.98 each at retail stores in the amusement parks of Kings Dominion, Doswell, VA;
Carowinds, Charlotte, NC; Kings Island, Cincinnati, OH; and Great America, Santa Clara,
Consumers are urged to take the drum/flute toys away from young children immediately and
mail one side of the plastic drums to: Laura Miranda, San Pacific International, Inc., 542
Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Consumers will receive a full refund, including
reimbursement for postage. The remaining portion of the toy should be discarded. For more
information about this recall, consumers may contact Laura Miranda at 1-800-223-4438.
CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from
unresonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's
objective is to reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated
each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
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