RC2 Brands is recalling about 275,000 “Learning Curve” and “The First Years” toy keys. The colored top portion of the keys can crack, resulting in the release of small parts, which poses a choking hazard to young children.
RC2 has received four reports of cracking. No injuries have been reported.
“Shake “n Jingle Keys,” “Shake & Jingle Keys,” “My Jingle Keys” all by The First Years and the John Deere “Real Keys” are toy keys, with three colored keys attached to a blue, red or green remote control with electronic features. Various colored buttons on the remote activate sounds.
Only toy keys with the letter “F” in the date code stamp listed between date codes 2015F01 through 2636F04 on the packaging and product are involved in the recall. The date code can be found on the back of the remote control. Toy keys with “TE” in the date code or yellow sides on the remote are not included in this recall.
The keys were sold at department stores and independent toy stores nationwide from August 2005 through October 2006 for about $6.
Consumers should stop using the recalled toy keys immediately and contact RC2 for a free replacement toy.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RC2 at (800) 704-8697 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Learning Curve’s Web site at www.learningcurve.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).