Approximately 2,900 Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones are being recalled in the United States, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Health Canada. Discovery Toys LLC, based in Livermore, California, imports the toys which are being recalled for their hazardous clear plastic antennas, which can easily break causing a choking hazard to children. So far, three reported incidences of antennas breaking off the toy phones and one case of a young child mouthing the antenna piece were noted. The child’s mother was able to remove the piece from his mouth.
According to the CPSC, the plastic toy phones are red and blue colored and battery-operated. They have a small, clear antenna and buttons “1, 2, 3, 4, and Play.” A screen shows a picture of a boy’s face saying “hello! hola! bonjour!” The toys, manufactured in China, were sold by Discovery Toys Educational Consultants across the country from September 2010 to November 2010 for around $18 each. Only the toys with model number 1231 are part of the recall, and the number can be found on the toy’s packaging, along with the words “Discovery Toys” stamped into red plastic.
Costumers should remove the toys from young children and reach Discovery Toys immediately at 1-800-426-4777 for instructions on returning them for a replacement. They can be reached online at www.discoverytoysinc.com. As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I hope no one is hurt by this defective product and parents check that a toy they own is not part of the recall. If you or a loved one were affected by a defective product, consult with a personal injury attorney Los Angeles who can assess your case.