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Crate and Barrel recalls Be the Band Music Sets due to choking, suffocation risks

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Crate and Barrel is recalling several music sets that were sold at its stores due to a choking and suffocation risk.

The recall involves the Crate and Barrel Be the Band Music Set containing maracas which is intended for use by children ages three and up. The set includes a table about 19 inches in height by 26 inches wide with drum pads and sticks, cymbals, maracas and xylophone keys. The product SKU: 346895 is located on a label on the underside of the table.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the maracas can break or become unscrewed and release the metal beads inside, posing choking and suffocation hazards to young children.

The music sets were sold online at from September 2021 through January 2022 for about $200.

Crate and Barrel has received six reports of broken or unscrewed maracas. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Be the Band Music Sets and contact Crate and Barrel for instructions on how to receive a refund in the form of a $20 store credit for the maracas. Crate and Barrel is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers can contact Crate and Barrel at 800-967-6696 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday, or text Crate and Barrel at 312-779-1979.

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