Health Canada recalls steel drums due to lead concerns

Health Canada is recalling Calypso Steel Drums distributed by Touch The Sky of Toronto because the surface paint on the drums contains lead in excess of the allowable limit.

The steel drum has a wooden stand and is sold with two wooden drum sticks. The side of the drum is painted red while the drum pan is painted black with silver markings to indicate the location of notes. Each rim is stamped with the number five or six.

Health Canada has not received any reports of illnesses related to use of the drums.

It advises consumers to take the steel drum away from children immediately and throw it away with regular household garbage.

About 15 units were sold across Canada but Health Canada has no information on when. The drums, manufactured in Trinidad and Tobago, were imported by Woodstock Percussion Inc. of Shokan, N.Y.

For more information, it says consumers can contact Woodstock Percussion toll free at 1-866-543-2848 or email safety@chimes.com.

Health Canada says lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Recall notice