Toy Cell Phones Recall: Discovery Toys Cites Choking Risk
There is a voluntary recall of toy cell phones made by Discovery Toys because of a possible choking hazard from the plastic antenna breaking off, Bloomberg reports. In one incident, a child was found with the antenna in his mouth, but it was removed safely by his mother. There have been a total of three incidents reported where the antenna has broken off the toy.
The toy cell phones recall includes 2,900 toys in the U.S. and 700 toys in Canada.
The name of the toy cell phones is Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones and it is a "red and blue plastic battery-operated toy mobile phone with a small, clear antenna, buttons numbered "1, 2, 3, 4 and Play," a screen with a boy's face and the words "hello! hola! bonjour!" Only model number 1231 is involved in this recall. The model number is printed on the toy's packaging," says a press release on the toy cell phones recall by the CPSC. The phones were sold through Discovery Toys Educational Consultants from September 2010 through November 2010 for a retail price of $18, according to Wallet Pop Blog.
Consumers are advised to keep the toys away from young children and to contact Discovery Toys in order to receive instructions on how to return the recalled toy for a replacement. Affected consumers can call Discovery Toys at (800) 426-4777 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.discoverytoysinc.com for more information.
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