Little Tikes Recalls Childrens 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 Tikes 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 Childrens products.
The names, model numbers and UPC code of the products included in this recall are listed below:
Model # Name Picture 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 Workshop SOLD 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 firms Web site at www.littletikes.com
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