March 28, 2006

RadioShack Corp. Recalls Toy Pliers Due to Choking Hazard

Name of Product: Child Guidance Toy Pliers

Units: About 25,000

Importer/Retailer: RadioShack Corp., of Fort Worth, Texas

Hazard: The toy’s sliding yellow knob can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recall involves the Child Guidance “Busy Baby Activity Tool Pliers,” which are about 6-inches long. The plastic toy has an orange handle, a red center knob and a yellow sliding knob on the side. The red center knob has “child GUIDANCE” written on it. The battery-operated toy makes various electronic sounds, plays music and has flashing lights. The pliers also contain multicolored beads. A label on the back reads, “RadioShack.”

Sold at: RadioShack stores nationwide and the RadioShack Web site from August 2004 through February 2006 for about $6.

Remedy: Consumers should take these toy pliers away from children and return them to any RadioShack store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact RadioShack at (800) 843-7422 anytime, or go to the firm’s Web site at http://www.radioshack.com/uc/index.jsp?page=researchLibraryArticle&articleUrl=..%2Fgraphics%2Fuc%2Frsk%2FResearchLibrary%2FBuyersGuides%2Fresearch%2Frecall.html