CPSC and RadioShack Corp. Announce Recall of 25,000 Toy Pliers That Pose Choking Hazard to Children

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and RadioShack Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, have announced the voluntary recall of about 25,000 Child Guidance Toy Pliers, because the toy’s sliding yellow knob can detach thereby posing a choking hazard to young children. Consumers should stop using these products immediately.

The recalled toys were manufactured in China and sold at RadioShack stores nationwide and on the RadioShack Web site from August 2004 through February 2006 for about $6.

To date, RadioShack has received three reports of the sliding yellow knob on these toys detaching. In two of these reports, children were found to be mouthing these knobs. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the Child Guidance “Busy Baby Activity Tool Pliers,” which are about 6-inches long. The plastic toy has an orange handle, a red center knob and a yellow sliding knob on the side.

The red center knob has “child GUIDANCE” written on it. The battery-operated toy makes various electronic sounds, plays music and has flashing lights. The pliers also contain multicolored beads. A label on the back reads, “RadioShack.”

Consumers should take these toy pliers away from children and return them to any RadioShack store for a refund.

For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 anytime, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.radioshack.com.

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