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McDonald’s recalls Hello Kitty toys due to choking hazards

Posted on November 10, 2014 12:14 pm under Product Liability

McDonald’s is voluntarily recalling approximately 2.3 million units of Hello Kitty whistles distributed across the U.S. after receiving two reports of children who inhaled pieces of the toy, one of whom required medical attention, Bloomberg News reported on November 11.

The toy, which was manufactured in China, comes free in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals and has been distributed since October. In a statement published by the restaurant chain in its website, the company said it already recovered 1.6 million defective toys.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advised the customers to return the defective toy to any McDonald’s in exchange for a free replacement toy and either a bag of sliced apples or a yogurt tube.

A defectively-designed and manufactured toy may have small parts that could break and pose a choking hazard to children. If your child has been harmed by a defective toy in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn how you might be able to file for a claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.