|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 791-2737
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:
|0914||Electronic Project Workshop
SOLD FROM MARCH 1994 THROUGH DEC 2003
|0920/612237||Little HandiWorker Workhorse
SOLD FROM MARCH 1999 THROUGH JUNE 2009
|4146||Home Improvements 2-Sided Workshop
SOLD FROM FEBRUARY 2001 THROUGH JANUARY 2009
|440Z||Swirlin' Sawdust Workshop
SOLD FROM APRIL 2004 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2008
|4028||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