DETROIT (WWJ) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Little Tikes toy workshop and tool sets that have oversized, plastic toy nails which can pose a choking hazard to young children.
The Ohio-based company originally recalled 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails in August 2009 after reports that an 11-month-old boy choked when the toy nail become forcefully lodged in his throat.
Now, Little Tikes is adding more than 1.7 million additional units to that recall, after receiving reports of two additional incidents – which occurred prior to the August 2009 recall — of children who choked on the toy nails.
The toy nails are oversized, plastic, and about 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inch in diameter. The nails are either red or blue and have a large round head; below the nail head there is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter.
The affected products were sold at mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1990 through 2004 for between $25 and $100.
This recall involves the toy nails sold as part of 11 additional models of Little Tikes Workshop and tool sets:
- Model #4491 – Workshop
- Model #4601 – Deluxe Workshop
- Model #0827 – Carry Along Workshop
- Model #4765 – Revv ‘n Roar Mechanics Workshop
- Model #0627 – Carry Along Tool Caddy
- Model #4174 – Home Center Workshop
- Model #4789 – Work Bench
- Model #4071 – Little Tikes Workshop
- Model #0014 – Kohl’s Workshop Tool Set
- Model #4497 – Menard’s Home Center Workshop
- Model #4201 – Action Power Workshop
Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for free replacement toy nails. For more information, contact Little Tikes at 800-321-0183 or visit www.littletikes.com.