Young children are the most innocent consumers in California. Children depend upon parents to buy the toys they play with and protect them, as parents depend upon manufacturers to make children's products safe. Evidence that a toy poses a serious health risk can prompt manufacturers to issue a voluntary recall – in some cases, the federal government will force a recall.
McDonald's recently recalled a promotional toy with a potential choking hazard. The toys, with detachable red whistles, were included in North American Mighty Kids Meals and Happy Meals, as part of an October-November Hello Kitty promotion. McDonald's issued the voluntarily recall, after learning the whistles might be dangerous.