Little Tikes recalls 1.6 million toys

August 13, 2009 by  
Filed under National News, Special Report

Recall is due to a potential choking hazard from plastic nails included in Workshop sets and Trucks products.

NEW YORK — Little Tikes Co. is recalling about 1.6 million toys because of a choking hazard, a government agency said Tuesday.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Little Tikes Workshop Sets and Trucks after it received a report that an 11-month-old boy was hospitalized after getting a plastic nail lodged in his throat.

The boy made a full recovery, the release said.

Little Tikes, based in Hudson, Ohio, said the plastic nail is about 3-1/4 inches long by 1-1/4 inch in diameter and comes in red or blue colors.

The plastic nails were sold with a variety of Little Tikes children’s products, and the recall includes the Electronic Project Workshop; Little HandiWorker Workhorse; Home Improvements 2-Sided Workshop; Swirlin’ Sawdust Workshop; and Black Pickup Truck with Tools.

Little Tikes did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The affected toys were sold at retailers nationwide and online, from March 1994 through June 2009, for between $25 and $100. The products were manufactured in the U.S. and China.

Customers can call Little Tikes at 800-791-2737 or visit www.littletikes.com for more information about model numbers and UPC codes of the affected products.

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