|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 426-4777
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Toy Mobile Phones Recalled by Discovery Toys Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones
Units: About 2,900 in the United States and 700 in Canada
Importer: Discovery Toys LLC, of Livermore, Calif.
Hazard: The clear plastic antenna can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Discovery Toys has received reports of three incidents in which the toy telephone's antenna broke off. A child was found mouthing the toy phone's antenna but it was removed by his mother.
Description: 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.
Sold by: Discovery Toys Educational Consultants nationwide from September 2010 through November 2010 for about $18.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy mobile phones away from young children and contract Discovery Toys for instructions on how to return them for a replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Discovery Toys at (800) 426-4777 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.discoverytoysinc.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1240
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