Little Tikes Toy Recall

Toy safety continues to be an alarming problem with serious potential consequences to children.  Now the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission is reporting that Little Tikes a series of toys that come with small parts that present a choking hazard.  Here’s the full press release from the CPSC:

Name of Product: Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets

Units: More than 1.7 million additional units (about 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails were recalled in August 2009)

Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio

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

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has reported two additional incidents, occurring prior to the August 2009 recall, of children who choked when the toy nail became lodged in their throat. Both children were treated in a hospital and made a full recovery.

Description: This recall involves the toy nails sold as part of 11 additional models of Little Tikes® Workshop and tool sets listed below. 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 model number may be found on some of the products.

Sold by: Mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1990 through 2004 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 free replacement toy nails.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.littletikes.com

Picture of plastic toy nails
Model # Name Picture Sold
4491 Workshop Picture of Workshop 1994 – 1995
4601 Deluxe Workshop Picture of Deluxe Workshop 1996 – 1999
0827 Carry Along Workshop Picture of Carry Along Workshop 1997 – 1998
4765 Revv ‘n Roar Mechanics Workshop Picture of Revv 'n Roar Mechanics Workshop 1997 – 1999
0627 Carry Along Tool Caddy Picture of Carry Along Tool Caddy 1996 – 2002
4174 Home Center Workshop Picture of Home Center  Workshop 2001 – 2002
4789 Workbench Picture of Workbench 1997 – 1998
4071 Little Tikes Workshop Picture of Little Tikes  Workshop 1990 – 1994
0014 Kohl’s Workshop Tool Set No image available 2000
4497 Menard’s Home Center Workshop Picture of Menard's Home Center Workshop 2003 – 2004
4201 Action Power Workshop Picture of Action Power Workshop 2002 – 2004

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11334.html

Please feel free to contact me if you have a personal injury or wrongful death or products liability matter involving children’s products that you would like to discuss.  I’ll be happy to see if I can give you a hand.

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