May 3, 2007
Release #07-178

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 247-6144


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: Parents® Magazine Record-A-Voice Toy Cell Phones

Units: About 14,000

Manufacturer: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Hazard: The metal pin inside the hinge of the cell phone flip-top can fall out, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 54 reports of the metal pin falling out of the hinge. In two cases, consumers reported finding the pin inside a child's mouth, with one child receiving a cut in the mouth.

Description: The toy cell phone plays different songs, sound effects and user recorded messages. They were sold in polka dot, swirl, floral and stripe patterns, and the Parents® logo is visible inside the flip-top and on the battery compartment cover. Only items bearing date codes 090106 through 101206 are involved in this recall. The date code can be located on the bottom of the product packaging and in the battery compartment.

Sold by: Target stores nationwide from September 2006 to January 2007 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these toy cell phones away from young children immediately and contact Battat to receive a replacement product or refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Battat, Inc. at (800) 247-6144 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at

Picture of Recalled Toy Cell Phones