Toy phone recalled for choking hazard

Manufacturer Battat Inc. is recalling about 300,000 toy cellphones because a pin securing the hinge could disengage, creating a choking hazard for young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The company has received 54 reports of pins falling out of the hinge, including two cases in which parents found the pin placed inside their child's mouth.

The recall applies to the Parents Magazine Record-A-Voice phones with the date codes 090106 through 101206. The toys were sold at Target stores in the U.S. from September 2006 through January 2007 for about $8 US.

Consumers should take the phones away from their children and contact Battat at (800) 247-6144 for a refund.

Recall notice