CPSC and International Playthings Inc. Announce Recall of 50,000 Toy Mobile Phones that Pose Choking Hazard to Children

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and International Playthings Inc., of Parsippany, New Jersey, are recalling about 50,500 iPlay My First Mobile Phones because the toy phone’s yellow antenna can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The recalled toys were manufactured in China and sold at specialty toy stores nationwide from August 2002 through November 2005 for about $13.

To date, no injuries have been reported. CPSC and the firm have received one report of the antenna breaking off.

My First Mobile phone is a red and blue flip style mobile phone with a yellow bear on the cover and a yellow hard plastic antenna. Inside the flip phone are five round orange numeric buttons, as well as a sun button.

The phone sounds with various ring tones when the buttons are depressed. On the inside top cover on the phone is a mirror and a spinning star with a lady bug button. “Made in China” is printed on the back of the battery cover.

Consumers should contact the firm to receive information on returning the product to receive a free replacement item of similar value.

For additional information, consumers may contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.intplay.com/recall.htm.

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