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Thursday, August 13, 2009
RECALL: 1.6 Million Little Tikes™ Toy Workshop Sets and Trucks Due to Choking Hazard

Little Tikes is recalling about 1.6 million workshop sets and toy trucks. The recalled toys have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

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.

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:

Model # Name Picture
0914 Electronic Project Workshop SOLD FROM MARCH 1994 THROUGH DEC 2003 UPC: 0-50743-00914-3 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

Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for a free replacement toy nail.

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

CPSC


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