Latest in

Image credit:

MyMo cellphone for kids pulled off the market

Peter Rojas
01.12.05
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

MYMO

There hasn't been a massive epidemic of brain cancer—yet—but there's definitely been one casualty related to all those recent reports about cellphones being dangerous for children. British company Communic8 has opted not to face a future firestorm of public controversy, and is killing the MyMo, their line of cellphones aimed at children ages 4 to 8 (which is fine, since all the 5-year-olds we know use Treos, anyway). The move is in response to a report issued by Britain's National Radiological Board that concludes that even though there isn't much concrete evidence indicating that cellphone radiation is causing health problems, the risk of health problems remains and that children should be shielded from that risk. Besides, Communic8 can always move into selling things to children that are less controversial, like Happy Meals or bags filled with broken glass.

[Thanks, Matthew]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Fitbit is reportedly in the early stages of exploring a sale

Fitbit is reportedly in the early stages of exploring a sale

View
Tilta mods Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera with a tilt screen and SSD

Tilta mods Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera with a tilt screen and SSD

View
Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years

Three Mile Island's infamous nuclear plant shuts down after 45 years

View
Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

Samsung asks users to be extra careful with the Galaxy Fold

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr