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Recall: McDonald's Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop Whistle toys

Health Canada has announced the recall of McDonald's Hello Kitty whistles that were part of a fall Happy Meal promotion. Here's what to do if you have one.

By Today's Parent

Health Canada has announced the recall of McDonald's Happy Meal Hello Kitty® Birthday Lollipop Whistle toys. Pieces inside the whistle can come out—posing choking and aspiration risks to young kids.

According to Health Canada, the affected product is a Hello Kitty figurine (with a little pink heart) that opens up to reveal a little red whistle, which makes a sound when you either inhale or exhale.

The affected whistle is one of several toys in the Hello Kitty Happy Meal promotion, which ran in Canada from around October 31, 2014, until early November. No other toys in the series have been recalled.

Two incidents in the US were reported to McDonald's, in which children coughed out components of the whistle, which they'd inhaled while playing with it.

If you have the Hello Kitty whistle: Immediately take it away from your child and return it to McDonald's (any location) for another free toy, a yogurt tube or pack of apple slices.

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