Toy Keys Recalled




The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Toy keys with remote

Units: About 1,080,000 in the United States and 3,600 in Canada

Importer: Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Hazard: The metal toy keys and the plastic key ring can break, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Battat have received 17 reports of keys breaking, and 14 reports of key rings breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes all B. FunKeys™ with factory code H58000-01 or H26300-01, and Parents® Magazine Electronic Keys with factory code H26300-01. The factory code is located on the back of the remote. The remote of the B. Fun Keys is olive green or red and the top of the keys are multi-colored. The remote of the Parents Magazine Electronic Keys comes in different colors and the top of the keys is a solid color. Both remotes have sound buttons, and the metal keys hang from a plastic ring.

Sold at: Retailers nationwide and online sellers from April 2010 to May 2011 for B. FunKeys, and from January 2006 to December 2009 for Parents Magazine keys for about $9.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy keys away from children and contact Battat to receive replacement keys.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Battat toll-free at (866) 665-5524 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.battatco.com

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1379