Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), McDonald's Corp. and McDonald's Restaurant of Canada Limited have jointly recalled the above toy, which comes as part of Hello Kitty Happy Meals. Parts within the removable red whistle may detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
While there have been no reports of issues in Canada, two incidents were reported in the United States in which pieces of the whistle broke in the mouths of children.
Customers are advised to immediately restrict children from using the toy and return it to any McDonald’s for an alternative Happy Meal toy, a yogurt tube, or a bag of apple slices.
From October 31 through early November 2014, nearly 200,000 of the whistles were distributed at McDonald's restaurants in Canada, with an additional 2.3 million in the U.S.