Happy Meal toys, water heaters recalled this week

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – McDonald’s has announced a massive recall involving toys that were given with Happy Meals.

The fast food chain is recalling 2.3 million Hello Kitty-themed whistles due to a choking and aspiration hazard. It has been reported that the components inside the whistle can detach and a child could potentially choke.

McDonald’s has received two reports of children coughing out pieces of the toy that they had in their mouths, one incident resulting in the child needing medical attention.

The recalled whistles were places in Happy Meals nationwide from October 2014 through the first week of November 2014.

It is recommended that consumers take the toys away from their children and return them to McDonald’s for a free replacement toy.

Also in consumer news, Venmar Ventilation has expanded its recall of air exchangers due to a fire hazard.

The recall includes more than 300,000 air exchangers because it has been reported that the motor can overheat and cause a fire. The company has already received 30 reports of incidents, all of which have resulted in fires and more than $1 million worth of property damage.

It is recommended that consumers stop using the products immediately and contact the company for a free inspection.

Tankless water heaters manufactured by Daesung Celtic Enersys are also being recalled due to a fire hazard.

The company has received forty reports of the units overheating, some of which resulted in fire or property damage.

Consumers should stop using the products and contact the company for a free repair.

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