Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones Recalled Due to Choking HazardMay 29, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones have been recalled because they may pose a choking hazard to small children. Kids Station Toys, the maker of the recalled Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones, says it has received one report of a child who started to choke on a small piece that came apart from the toy.
The recall involves about 1 million Little Tikes Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phones. The toys were sold at department, juvenile product, and drug stores nationwide from June 2006 through March 2008 for about $8 (individually) or about $20 (set).
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.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children. There have been three reports of the toy breaking, including one report of a child beginning to choke on a small part.
The Little Tikes Toy Cell Phones should be taken away from children immediately. Consumers should contact Kids Station Toys for information on obtaining a replacement. Kids Station Toys can be reached by calling (888) 620-0930 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by visiting the firm’s Web site at www.kidsstationtoys.com.