CPSC Announces Recall of 6,000 Toy Telephones that Pose Choking Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Marvel Education Co., of New York, New York have announced the voluntary recall of some 6,000 Cordless Push Button Toy Telephones manufactured in Vietnam. Consumers should stop using the recalled telephones immediately since the push buttons on the toy phone can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. To date, no injuries have been reported.

The recalled toy telephones are made of wood and have push buttons with black numbers, and have a black rubber antenna. The toy phone sits in a wooden caddy. The caddy has “TELEPHONE” printed on it.

The affected items were sold at major school supply distributors, including Kaplan and Ajax School Office Source, from January 2004 through February 2006 for about $20.

Consumers should stop using the recalled toys immediately and contact the company for a free replacement. The replacement telephones have red push button numbers and red graphics printed on them.

For additional information, contact Marvel Education Co. at (866) 460-8769 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail Marvel at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/marvel_ed@yahoo.com.

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