Product NameBattat B. FunKeys Toy / Parents Magazine Electronic Keys
Joint Recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and the Maison Joseph Battat Ltee
Full Product DescriptionThis recall involves a keychain toy containing three keys, a mini flashlight, playing electronic sounds and a belt clip which is intended for children ages 6 months and up. This recall only involves two batches with the codes: 010810 or 063010. These codes are etched on the back of the product.
The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break, posing a choking hazard.
The US CPSC has received 31 incidents of either key breakage or key ring.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these FunKeys toys.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled FunKeys toys away from children. Consumers may contact Maison Joseph Battat Ltd. to receive a pre-paid mailer to return the toy and to receive a free replacement product.
For more information, consumers may contact Maison Joseph Battat Ltd. at 1-800-61-7899 between 9AM and 4:30PM ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Number SoldApproximately 3,600 units of the recalled FunKeys toys were sold across Canada.
Approximately 1,075,600 units of the recalled FunKeys toys were sold In the United States.
Time Period SoldThe recalled FunKeys toys were sold from 2006 to April 2011.
Manufactured in China.
Maison Joseph Battat Ltee. of Montréal, Quebec
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