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Cordless Push Button Toy Telephones

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

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.

Manufactured In: Vietnam

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 marvel_ed@yahoo.com

To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.

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