The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kids Station Toys International, today announced a voluntary recall of about 1 million Little Tikes Chit ‘N Chat Toy Cell Phones because the hinge cover on the toy cell phone can detach from the phone, posing a choking hazard to young children.
CPSC and the firm 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-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.
Parents should take these toy phones away from young children immediately and contact the firm at (888) 620-0930(8-5, M-F) or visit the firm’s Web site at www.kidsstationtoys.com for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.