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McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistles

  • McDonald’s Hello Kitty themed whistle
Name of Product:
"Hello Kitty® Birthday Lollipop" Whistles
Components inside of the whistle can detach, posing choking and aspiration hazards to young children.
Recall Date:
November 10, 2014
About 2.3 million in the U.S. In addition, about 200,000 were distributed in Canada.
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact McDonald's at (800) 244-6227 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, seven days a week, or visit the firm's website at

Recall Details


Los silbatos retirados del mercado son rojos y venían incluidos en una figurita plástica de Hello Kitty sosteniendo una paleta rosada en forma de corazón. El silbato se puede quitar y usar para hacer sonidos, inhalando o exhalando a través de la boquilla. Cuando está cerrada, la figurita mide unas 3 pulgadas de alto y de ancho, y 1 3/4 pulgadas de profundidad. El silbato mide unas 1 3/4 pulgadas de alto y de ancho, y 3/4 pulgadas de profundidad. Una imagen de Hello Kitty aparece en ambos lados del silbato. El texto "©1976, 2014 SANRIO CO., LTD." aparece sobre la cara de Hello Kitty en el silbato y "Made for McDonald's China CCW Chine" aparece debajo de la cara de Hello Kitty en el silbato. La bolsa en la que el juguete viene empaquetado tiene el texto "Hello Kitty® Birthday Lollipop" y el número "6" en la esquina superior derecha.


Consumers should immediately take the whistle away from children and return it to any McDonald's for a free replacement toy and either a yogurt tube or a bag of apple slices.


McDonald's has received two reports of children who coughed out pieces of the whistle that they had sucked into their mouths, including one child who received medical attention.


McDonald’s Corp., of Oakbrook, Ill.


McDonald’s Corp., of Oakbrook, Ill.

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