Battat Inc. is recalling 300,000 Parents® Magazine Toy Cell Phones for a choking hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Battat Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The metal pin inside the hinge of the Parents® Magazine Record-A-Voice Toy Cell Phone flip-top can fall out, posing a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received 54 reports of the metal pin falling out of the hinge. In two cases, consumers reported finding the pin inside a child’s mouth, with one child receiving a cut in the mouth. The toy cell phone plays different songs, sound effects and user recorded messages. They were sold in polka dot, swirl, floral and stripe patterns, and the Parents® logo is visible inside the flip-top and on the battery compartment cover. Only items bearing date codes 090106 through 101206 are involved in this recall. The date code can be located on the bottom of the product packaging and in the battery compartment. The toy cell phones were sold at Target stores nationwide from September 2006 to January 2007 for about $8.
Consumers should take these toy cell phones away from young children immediately and contact Battat to receive a replacement product or refund. For additional information, call Battat, Inc. at 800- 247-6144 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org