|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 791-2737
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: This recall has been expanded
Little Tikes™ Recalls Children’s Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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 Children’s products. The names, model numbers and UPC code of the products included in this recall are listed below:
||Electronic Project Workshop
SOLD FROM MARCH 1994 THROUGH DEC 2003
||Little HandiWorker Workhorse
SOLD FROM MARCH 1999 THROUGH JUNE 2009
||Home Improvements 2-Sided Workshop
SOLD FROM FEBRUARY 2001 THROUGH JANUARY 2009
||Swirlin' Sawdust Workshop
SOLD FROM APRIL 2004 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2008
||Black Pickup Truck with Tools
SOLD FROM MARCH 2000 THROUGH APRIL 2009
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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