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Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones by Discovery Toys

Starting date:
January 11, 2011
Posting date:
January 11, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002484

Joint Recall with Discovery Toys, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones by Discovery Toys

Product description

This recall involves a red and blue plastic battery-operated toy mobile phone with coloured buttons labelled "1, 2, 3, 4" and "Play", small screen with a boy's face and the words "hello! hola! bonjour!", small clear antenna and yellow fabric carrying handle. When pressed, the buttons activate a phone ringing and "hello" in English, French and Spanish. The side button records sound and activates LED light when pressed.

Only model number 1231 is involved in this recall. The model number is printed on the toy's packaging. The date code 1001/0710 is printed on the packaging side panel. "Discovery Toys" is stamped into the red plastic on the back of the toy.

Hazard identified

The clear plastic antenna can break off, forming a small part that poses a choking hazard to young children.

In the US, Discovery Toys has received reports of three incidents in which the toy telephone's antenna broke off. A child was found with a small antenna piece in his mouth, but it was removed by his mother, and there was no injury.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's: Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 700 of the recalled toys were sold in Canada. In the United States, approximately 2,900 of the recalled toys have been sold.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from September 2010 through November 2010 in Canada and the United States through the company catalogue, corporate website and individual Educational Consultants.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Discovery Toys LLC
Livermore
California
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy mobile phones away from young children and contact Discovery Toys for instructions on how to return them for a free replacement toy.

For more information, consumers may contact Discovery Toys at 1-800-426-4777, or visit the firm's Web site.

Consumers may view the release by the CPSC on the Commission's Web site.