1 Million Toy Keys Recalled for Choking Hazard


NEW YORK (MainStreet) —  Battat Inc. is recalling more than 1 million toy keys for posing a choking hazard to children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The recall was issued after the New York-based manufacturer received reports that both the metal toy keys and plastic key rings could break apart.

According to the CPSC, Battat has received 17 reports of keys breaking and 14 reports of key rings breaking, though no injuries have been reported.

The keys were sold at bricks-and-mortar stores and online retailers nationwide from April 2010 to May 2011 for B. FunKeys, and from January 2006 to December 2009 for Parents Magazine keys. Both toys retailed for about $9.

The recall also includes 3,600 key rings sold in Canada.

The B.FunKeys can be identified by the factory code H58000-01 or H26300-01 on the back of the key remotes, which come in olive green or red. The top of the keys are multi-colored. The Parents Magazine Electronic Keys have the factory code H26300-01 on their remotes and come in a variety of colors. The colors on top of the keys all match.

Both products have remotes with sound buttons and a metal key that hangs from a plastic ring.

Consumers are instructed to take the keys away from children immediately and contact Battat for a replacement product. Battat can be reached by phone at (866) 665-5524 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or on the company’s website www.battatco.com.

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