Toy Phones Recalled for Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued May 2, 2006, Revised september 18, 2006
Release #06-152
Firm's Contact Number: (212) 662-7005
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: Telephone number change.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

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 marvel_ed@yahoo.com

 

Picture of Recalled Toy Phone