Thursday, August 13, 2009

Little TikesT Recalls Children's Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Little TikesT Workshops Sets and Trucks

Units: About 1.6 Million

Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled workshop sets and trucks have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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. The names, model numbers and UPC code of the products included in this recall are listed below:

Model # and Name
0914, Electronic Project Workshop SOLD FROM MARCH 1994 THROUGH DEC 2003; UPC 0-50743-00914-3
0920/612237, Little HandiWorker Workhorse SOLD FROM MARCH 1999 THROUGH JUNE 2009; UPC 0-50743-10920-1, UPC 0-50743-61223-7
4146, Home Improvements 2-Sided WorkshopSOLD FROM FEBRUARY 2001 THROUGH JANUARY 2009; UPC 0-50743-04146-4
440Z, Swirlin' Sawdust Workshop SOLD FROM APRIL 2004 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2008; UPC 0-50743-38540-7
4028, Black Pickup Truck with Tools SOLD FROM MARCH 2000 THROUGH APRIL 2009; UPC 0-50743-04028-3

Sold by: 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.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for a free replacement toy nail.

Consumer Contact: 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 .

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