FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 1993
Release # 93-067
PRODUCT: Approximately 7,000 Coynes, Incorporated's musical cordless toy telephones called "Cordless Phone Organ," sold nationwide between June 1991 and January 1993.
PROBLEM: During routine testing by CPSC the antenna separated from the body of the toy telephone. The State of Kentucky's Product Safety Branch reported to CPSC an incident of a two-year-old child who removed buttons from the phone and placed them into her mouth. The telephone presents a choking hazard to young children.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers are urged to take the recalled toy telephones away from young children and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund.
WASHINGTON, DC -- CPSC, Coynes, Inc., Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,000 musical cordless toy telephones called "Cordless Phone Organ," sold between June 1991 and January 1993.
Testing of the toy telephones by CPSC found the antenna separates from the body of the toy telephone and presents a choking hazard to young children. The State of Kentucky's Product Safety Branch reported to CPSC an incident of a two-year- old child who removed buttons from the phone and placed them into her mouth.
The plastic toy telephone is either blue or pink and measures five by 1-5/8 by 1-1/2 inches with a two-inch black antenna. The keys on the telephone play musical notes when pushed.
The recalled toy telephones were sold in retail stores nationwide for $2.00 to $3.00 each. The toy telephones were packaged in clear plastic sleeves with a cardboard header labeled in part "...Cordless Phone Organ...DO RE ME...Made in Taiwan ...Model number D-6138...."
Consumers are urged to take the recalled toy telephones away from young children immediately and return them to the stores where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers may call Coynes, Inc. at 1-800-336-8666 or write to the company at 7400 Boone Ave. North Minneapolis, MN 55428.
Neither CPSC nor Coynes, Inc. is aware of any injuries involving these toy telephones; this recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
CPSC is announcing this recall as part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
La Comisión de Seguridad de Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC) se encarga de proteger al público contra riesgos irrazonables de lesión o muerte asociados con el uso de miles de tipos de productos del consumidor. Muertes, lesiones y daños a la propiedad debido a incidentes con productos del consumidor le cuestan al país más de $1 billón de dólares al año. La labor de la CPSC ha contribuido a una disminución en el índice de muertes y lesiones vinculadas a los productos del consumidor en los últimos 40 años.
Para más información:
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