Discovery Toddler Talk phone recalled

On January 11, 2011 the Toddler Talk Toy Mobile Phones by Discovery Toys has had a Joint Recall with Discovery Toys, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

The recall involves a red and blue plastic battery-operated toy mobile phone with colored buttons labeled "1, 2, 3, 4" and "Play", small screen with a boy's face and the words "hello! hola! bonjour!", small clear antenna and yellow fabric carrying handle. When pressed, the buttons activate a phone ringing and "hello" in English, French and Spanish. The side button records sound and activates LED light when pressed.

Be aware that only model number 1231 is involved in this recall. The model number is printed on the toy's packaging. The date code 1001/0710 is printed on the packaging side panel. "Discovery Toys" is stamped into the red plastic on the back of the toy.

What is the danger?

The clear plastic antenna can break off, forming a small part that poses a choking hazard to young children.

In the United States at time of the recall, Discovery Toys has received reports of three incidents in which the toy telephone's antenna broke off. A child was found with a small antenna piece in his mouth, but it was removed by his mother, and there was no injury.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys.

What should I do?

You should immediately take the recalled toy mobile phones away from young children and contact Discovery Toys for instructions on how to return them for a free replacement toy.

For more information, you may contact Discovery Toys at 1-800-426-4777, or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 700 of the recalled toys were sold in Canada. In the United States, approximately 2,900 of the recalled toys have been sold.

The recalled products were sold from September 2010 through November 2010 in Canada and the United States through the company catalogue, corporate website and individual Educational Consultants.

These recalled toy phones were manufactured in China. The importer is Discovery Toys LLC, of Livermore, California.