The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children. About 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails were recalled in August 2009 and now more than 1.7 million additional units are being recalled. 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.
This recall involves the toy nails sold as part of 11 additional models of Little Tikes Workshop and tool sets listed below.
Model Number: 4491 Name: Workshop Years Sold: 1994 - 1995
Model Number: 4601 Name: Deluxe Workshop Years Sold: 1996 - 1999
Model Number: 0827 Name: Carry Along Workshop Years Sold: 1997 - 1998
Model Number: 4765 Name: Rev 'n Roar Mechanics Workshop Years Sold: 1997 - 1999
Model Number: 0627 Name: Carry Along Tool Caddy Years Sold: 1996 - 2002
Model Number: 4174 Name: Home Center Workshop Years Sold: 2001 - 2002
Model Number: 4789 Name: Workbench Years Sold: 1997 - 1998
Model Number: 4071 Name: Little Tikes Workshop Years Sold: 1990 - 1994
Model Number: 0014 Name: Kohl's Workshop Tool Set Years Sold: 2000
Model Number: 4497 Name: Menard's Home Center Workshop Years Sold: 2003 - 2004
Model Number: 4201 Name: Action Power Workshop Years Sold: 2002 - 2004
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.
Mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1990 through 2004 for between $25 and $100.
What To Do:
Immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for free replacement toy nails. 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 littletikes.com.
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