|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 620-0930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Kids Station Toys Recalls Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Due to 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: Little Tikes Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phones
Units: About 1 million
Manufacturer: Kids Station Toys International Ltd. of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firm have received three reports of the toy breaking, including one report of a child beginning to choke on a small part.
Description: The Little Tikes brand Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phone resembles a flip-phone style cell phone and has a 10-key numeric button pad and three buttons with pictures of animals. All of the buttons make a sound when pressed. The toy phones are multi-colored and have a sticker on the back with model number KSL4010 (sold separately) or KSL8032, KSL8033, or KSL8051 (sold with other items). “Designed and Licensed by Kids Station Toys International Ltd.” is printed on the back of the toy phones. Toy phones with a screw visible on the hinge cover are not subject to the recall.
Sold at: Department, juvenile product, and drug stores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008 for about $8 (individually) or about $20 (set).
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take these toy phones away from young children immediately and contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kids Station toll-free at (888) 620-0930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kidsstationtoys.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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