May 2, 2006

Toy Phones Recalled 

Name of Product: Cordless Push Button Toy Telephones

Units: About 6,000

Importer/Distributor: Marvel Education Co., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The push buttons on the toy phone can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description and Models: The recalled toy phone is made of wood. It has push buttons with black numbers, and has a black rubber antenna. The toy phone sits in a wooden caddy. The caddy has “TELEPHONE” printed on it.

Sold at: Major school supply distributors, including Kaplan and Ajax School Office Source, from January 2004 through February 2006 for about $20.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy phone immediately and contact the firm for a free replacement toy phone. The replacement toy phone has red push button numbers and red graphics printed on it.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Marvel Education Co. at (866) 460-8769 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail Marvel at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/marvel_ed@yahoo.com