Note: Telephone number change.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued May 2, 2006, Revised september 18, 2006
|Firm's Contact Number: (212) 662-7005
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toy Phones Recalled for Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: Cordless Push Button Toy Telephones
Units: About 6,000
Importer/Distributor: Marvel Education Co., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The push buttons on the toy phone can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description and Models: The recalled toy phone is made of wood. It has push buttons with black numbers, and has a black rubber antenna. The toy phone sits in a wooden caddy. The caddy has "TELEPHONE" printed on it.
Sold at: Major school supply distributors, including Kaplan and Ajax School Office Source, from January 2004 through February 2006 for about $20.
Manufactured In: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy phone immediately and contact the firm for a free replacement toy phone. The replacement toy phone has red push button numbers and red graphics printed on it.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marvel Education Co. at (212) 662-7005 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail Marvel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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