If Your Child Got One of These in a Happy Meal, Be Sure to Toss It


Hello Kitty toy

Parents, be sure to pull these items from your children’s toys if you visited McDonald’s in the last few weeks.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission some 2.3 million Hello Kitty themed whistles are being recalled by McDonald’s after two children “…coughed out pieces of the whistle that they had sucked into their mouths.” One of them required medical attention.

The whistles were handed out in meals from October through the first week of November.

If you bring the hazardous toy back to McDonald’s, they’ll give you either a replacement toy and a yogurt tube or a bag of apple slices.

Here’s the full product description from the USCPSC:

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. The whistle measures about 1 3/4 inches in height and width and 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.