Kids Station Toys Recalls Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2008
Release #08-290

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 620-0930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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

 

Picture of Recalled Toy Cell Phone

 

Picture of Toy Cell Phone not included in recall