Message from The Tucson Songstress: Basic Beat Egg Shaker Recall


Hello Tucson Songstress Friends!

Today I learned about a recall on Basic Beat egg shakers.  These egg shakers are the shakers I recommend in my Top 10 Tuesday music activities, and therefore, I feel it is the responsible thing to do to bring the recall to your attention.  Here is a picture of what they look like:

BasicBeat Eggs

As my mother has always said, “Safety first!”  Here are the recall details from West Music, the manufacturers of Basic Beat egg shakers:

Recall Details

Units: About 6,500

Description: These recalled egg-shaker toy instruments are plastic, egg-shaped instruments sold in five colors: yellow, green, blue, red and purple. The toy instruments are about the size of small eggs and have a “Basic Beat” label printed on the front of the product.  The product is marked for children ages 3 years and older but West Music is concerned with the possibility of the egg being used by or near a younger child.  The toy instruments have Lot Number 0E0212 located on the bottom of the roundest part of the egg.

Incidents/Injuries: West Music has received three reports of ends popping off, with no injuries reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled egg shaker toy instruments away from young children and contact West Music for a free replacement product.

Sold at:  West Music stores, West Music Catalog, and at West Music booths at summer workshops from July 2012 through October 2012 for about $1.50 each.
Bongo Logic Development LTD, of Hong Kong
Manufactured in: 

Due to the ends popping, it is said that the recalled eggs are deemed a “choking hazard.”  West Music will send you a new set if you return the egg shakers to them.  Here is the consumer contact information:

Consumer Contact: West Music at (800) 397-9378 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, e-mail at or online at and click on Help & FAQs and Recalls for more information.

So….please return your shakers if they are the recalled ones, and together, we will continue to make music safely!

Best regards,

The Tucson Songstress


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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