Little Tikes Recalls About 1.6 Million Children's Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks
August 13, 2009 - Little Tikes has recalled about 1.6 million Children's Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks. The recalled workshop sets and trucks have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children. The firm has received one report of an 11-month old boy from Goose Creek, S.C. who choked when the toy nail become forcefully lodged in his throat. The child was hospitalized and made a full recovery.
The oversized, plastic toy nail is about 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inch in diameter and comes in red or blue colors. It has a large round head; about 1 1/4 inches below the head is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter. They were sold with a variety of Little Tikes Children's products. The names, model numbers and UPC code of the products included in this recall are listed at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09304.html.
Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for a free replacement toy nail. For additional information, contact Little Tikes at (800) 791-2737 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firms Web site at www.littletikes.com.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09304.html.