Toy Cell Phones Recalled for Choking Risk
The Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones are recalled both in the United States and Canada because the broken antenna can create a choking risk to small children, the CPSC said. Consumers should take the cell phones away from their children and call Discovery Toys for instructions on getting a new toy -- your choice of either a trio of dump trucks, a caterpillar or puzzles.
The company said the antennae can break off when it hits something and apologized to its customers.The toy mobile phone is red and blue plastic with a small, clear antennae and buttons numbered "1, 2, 3, 4," and "Play." The battery-powered phones have a screen with a boy's face and the words, "hello! hola! bonjour!" Only model number 1231 -- the one with a boy's face on its screen -- is recalled. The model number can be found on the toy's packaging.
About 2,900 of the China-made toy cell phones were sold nationwide in the U.S. and another 700 in Canada through Discovery Toys Educational Consultants from September 2010 through November 2010 for about $18 each.
Contact Discovery Toys at (800) 426-4777. Discovery Toys will ask you to fill out a form and it will take two to three weeks for the replacement toy to arrive.
In August, Fisher-Price recalled more than 100,000 sets of its Little People toys because one of the characters could break and create a choking risk for kids. Just a month later, the toymaker recalled a massive list of toys for various safety reasons.