Product Recall: McDonald's Hello Kitty Happy Meal Toy
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

Image: Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a recall of 2.3 million whistle toys placed inside McDonald’s Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.

The recall is in response to two reports of children who had coughed out pieces of the whistle that had been accidentally sucked into their mouths. One of the accidents resulted in the child needing medical attention.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission provides this description of the toy:

The recalled whistles are red and were included in a plastic Hello Kitty figurine holding a pink heart-shaped lollipop.  The whistle can be removed and used to make sounds by inhaling or exhaling through the mouthpiece.  When closed, the figurine measures about 3 inches in height and width and 1 3/4 inches in depth…A picture of Hello Kitty appears on both sides of the whistle.  The text “©1976, 2014 SANRIO CO., LTD.” appears above Hello Kitty’s face on the whistle, and “Made for McDonald’s China CCW Chine” appears below Hello Kitty’s face on the whistle.  The bag in which the toy is packaged includes the text “Hello Kitty® Birthday Lollipop” and the number “6” in the upper right corner.

For more information you can call McDonald’s at (800) 244-6227 or visit their website at

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