Toy Mobile Phones Recalled for Choking Hazard

Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones have been recalled by Discovery Toys LLC, of Livermore, California, due to choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. The agencies are advising consumers to stop using the recalled Toy Mobile Phones immediately, unless otherwise instructed, and note that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

About 2,900 Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones have been recalled in the United States; 700 have been recalled in Canada.

The toy’s clear plastic antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children. To date, Discovery Toys has received reports of three incidents in which the Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phone’s antenna broke off. A child was found mouthing the toy phone’s antenna, but it was removed by his mother.

This recall involves 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. “Discovery Toys” is stamped into the red plastic on the back of the toy.

The recalled Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones, which were manufactured in China, were sold through Discovery Toys Educational Consultants nationwide from September 2010 through November 2010 for about $18.

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to immediately take the recalled Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones away from young children and contract Discovery Toys for instructions on how to return the recalled toys for a replacement toy. Discovery Toys can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.426.4777, anytime, or at the firm’s website at www.discoverytoysinc.com.

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