McDonald’s recalls Hello Kitty-themed whistles due to choking hazard

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McDonald’s has recalled about 2.3 million “Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop” whistles in the United States due to a choking hazard.

Components inside of the whistle can detach, posing choking and aspiration hazards to young children, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

McDonald’s has received two reports of children who coughed out pieces of the whistle that they had sucked into their mouths, including one child who received medical attention.

Consumers should immediately take the whistle away from children and return it to any McDonald’s for a free replacement toy and either a yogurt tube or a bag of apple slices.

About 200,000 Hello Kitty whistles were recalled in Canada.

For additional information, contact McDonald’s at (800) 244-6227.


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