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Product name Xylophones Mallets
Description Xylophones, Little Ones(TM) Infant three-piece musical gift sets, and Little Ones(TM) Infant five-piece musical gift sets. The Xylophones are mostly white with a red button and yellow handle. The metal bars on the xylophones are red, yellow, green and blue, and the mallets are red. The three-piece Little Ones(TM) Infant musical gift sets consists of a toy xylophone and mallet, an accordion and a tambourine. The five-piece set consists of a xylophone, tambourine, harmonica and two maracas. All the instruments in both sets are multi-colored plastic. 
Problem The rounded ends of the xylophone mallets are smaller in diameter than the 1.75-inch standard for small balls. The mallets can get stuck in the throats of young children, blocking their airways, and possibly causing death 
Distribution Target and other retail stores nationwide sold the individual xylophones; K-mart stores nationwide sold the three-piece musical gift set; and Right Start Stores nationwide sold the five-piece musical gift set 
Company Playwell Toy Inc. 877-PLAY-WELL, 25142 Wandering Lane, Lake Forest, CA 92630 
Dates sold February 1996 to April 1998 - Target and other retail stores; May 1996 to April 1998 - K-mart stores; and November 1997 to August 1998 - Right Start Stores 
Date posted 12/31/2001 

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