The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in cooperation with Little Tikes of Hudson, Ohio, recently announced an expanded recall of 1.7 million Little Tikes® Workshop toy tool sets and trucks. This recall is due to a choking hazard to young children involving toy nails. The company previously received two reports of choking incidents (prior to an earlier recall due to problems with toy nails) where children had to be treated in hospital. More than 1.6 million similar workshop sets and trucks were recalled in August 2009.
This particular recall involves toy nails sold as part of 11 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 inches in diameter. The nails come in red or blue and have a large round head and a plastic ridge which is slightly smaller than the nail head and about an inch in diameter. The model number may be found on some of the products.
These toy tool sets and trucks were sold at mass merchandisers throughout the U.S. from 1990 to 2004, for from $25 to $100. The toy tool sets and trucks were manufactured both in China and the U.S.
The models being recalled are as follows:
Model Number Name Sold
4491 Workshop 1994-1995
4601 Deluxe Workshop 1996-1999
0827 Carry-Along Workshop 1997-1998
4765 Rew n’ Roar Mechanics Workshop 1997-1999
0627 Carry-Along Tool Caddy 1996-2002
4174 Home Center Workshop 2001-2002
4789 Workbench 1997-1998
4071 Little Tikes Workshop 1990-1994
0014 Kohl’s Workshop Toolset 2000
4497 Menard’s Home Center Workshop 2003-2004
4201 Action Power Workshop 2002-2004
Consumers should remove these toys from children’s toy boxes and play areas and not allow children to play with them. Consumers can contact the firm for free replacement toy nails. For more information on this recall, consumers can 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 To view photos of these toys being recalled, please visit the CPSC website: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11334.html
Consumers are reminded that it is illegal to re-sell or attempt to re-sell any recalled item.