We have another toy recall to report today. About 1,440 Butterfly Push Toys have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled Butterfly Push Toys immediately and the CPSC notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled toys were manufactured in Hong Kong by the Kang Sheng Group, of Lexington, North Carolina.
The plastic balls on the butterfly’s wings can break, causing small metal balls inside to come free. These metal balls pose choking and aspiration hazards to young children. To date, no toy injuries have been reported.
The recalled Butterfly Push Toys is plastic and has a 21-inch long handle hooked like a cane. At the end of the handle is a butterfly with two movable 1 1/2-inch balls in each wing. The toy comes in various colors and makes a noise when it moves. The item number L185819 is located on a sticker on the package.
The Butterfly Push Toys was sold at Flea markets in North Carolina and South Carolina from May 2010 through October 2010 for about $2.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and return them to the place of purchase or contact Kang Sheng Group to receive a full refund or replacement. Kang Sheng Group can be reached, toll-free at (877) 485-7285, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, or by email at email@example.com.