The toy was recalled after the death of two toddlers, who suffocated when oversize, plastic toy nails sold with the tool bench toys became forcefully lodged in their throats. Though the toy nails are not considered a small part, and the toys are intended for children age 3 and older, Playskool is voluntarily recalling the toy as a precaution to prevent more incidents.
This recall involves about 255,000 Team Talkin' Tool Bench toys. The toy is a 20-inch tall plastic toy tool bench with an animated red toy saw, a yellow toy drill, and a blue toy vice. The toy talks and makes various sound effects, including tool sounds. The product also includes a toy hammer, screwdriver, two 2-1/4-inch plastic screws, two 3-inch plastic nails, and pieces to build a small toy plane. The red Playskool logo is on the front of the brown surface of the tool bench.
Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores, and various other stores nationwide from October 2005 through September 2006 for about $35.
What To Do:
Take the two toy nails away from children immediately and contact Playskool to get information on returning the nails for a $50 certificate for a Playskool (or its related companies) product. For more information, call Playskool at (800) 509-9554 anytime, or visit www.playskool.com.
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