May 28, 2008 -- About a million toy cell phones are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard.
Miami-based Kids Station Toys International Ltd. issued the voluntary recall of Little Tikes Chit 'N Chat toy cell phones, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children, the CPSC states.
The CPSC and Kids Station Toys International have received three reports of the toy breaking, including one report of a child beginning to choke on a small part.
The Little Tikes brand Chit 'N Chat Toy Cell Phone resembles a flip-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 toys. Toy phones with a screw visible on the hinge cover are not subject to the recall.
The CPSC's advice: Take the recalled toy phones away from young children immediately and contact Kids Station Toys for instructions on getting a free replacement.
Call Kids Station Toys at 888-620-0930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site.