Little Tikes™ Recalls Children’s Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2009
Release #09-304

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:

Picture of plastic toy nails

 

Model #NamePicture
0914/430B Electronic Project Workshop
SOLD FROM MARCH 1994 THROUGH DEC 2003
UPC: 0-50743-00914-3
UPC: 0-57043-52613-8
Picture of Electronic Project Workshop
0920/612237 Little HandiWorker Workhorse
SOLD FROM MARCH 1999 THROUGH JUNE 2009
UPC 0-50743-10920-1
UPC 0-50743-61223-7
Picture of Little HandiWorker Workhorse
4146 Home Improvements 2-Sided Workshop
SOLD FROM FEBRUARY 2001 THROUGH JANUARY 2009
UPC 0-50743-04146-4
Picture of Home Improvements 2-Sided Workshop
440Z Swirlin' Sawdust Workshop
SOLD FROM APRIL 2004 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2008
UPC 0-50743-38540-7
Picture of Swirlin' Sawdust Workshop
4028 Black Pickup Truck with Tools
SOLD FROM MARCH 2000 THROUGH APRIL 2009
UPC 0-50743-04028-3
Picture of Black Pickup Truck with Tools

 

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