Yoto recalls 27,000 mini speakers for children

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The speaker’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and catch fire

Yoto of New York is recalling about 270,000 Yoto Mini speakers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The speaker’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and catch fire, posing burn and fire hazards.

The firm has received six reports from U.S. consumers and one from a UK consumer of the speaker overheating or melting. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Yoto Mini, a portable connected screen-free speaker intended for children ages three to twelve.

The speaker is operated by use of Yoto cards and is designed to play audiobooks, music, radio, and podcasts.

The speakers are pale gray with orange tactile controls and a pixel display. The model name Yoto Mini, SKU PRPLXX00860, and serial numbers are located on the base of the product.

The recalled Yoto Mini was sold with a charging cable included, but no adaptor or charger.

The speakers, manufactured in China, were sold online at us.yotoplay.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and maisonette.com, and in toy and gift stores nationwide from November 2021, through April 2024, for about $70.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled speakers, take them away from children, and contact Yoto to receive a free replacement smart charging cable.

Consumers should send a photograph of the old cable cut through the middle to receive a new replacement cord.

Consumers may contact Yoto at (844) 370-0426 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday, by email at minihelp@yotoplay.com, or online at https://yotoplay.com/recall for more information.

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