The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Little Tikes, today announced a voluntary recall 1.6 Million Little Tikes™ Workshops Sets and Trucks due to choking hazard. 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 ¼ inches long by 1 ¼ inch in diameter and comes in red or blue colors. It has a large round head; about 1 ¼ 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.
These toys were sold at various web sites such as www.littletikes.com and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Toys “R” Us, from March 1994 through June 2009 for between $25 and $100.
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 firm’s Web site at www.littletikes.com