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Recall: Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets


On 2011-09-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Little Tikes Workshop and Tool Sets due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 1990 for about $25 to $100.

About 2 million units are involved in this Little Tikes toy nail recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Pretend Play category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 5 million product units.

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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 321-0183

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What is the problem?

The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the toy nails sold as part of 11 additional models* of Little Tikes Workshop and tool sets listed on the recall announcement. 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.

*Other models of similar products were recalled in August 2009.

These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandise retailers nationwide from 1990 through 2004 for between $25 and $100.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should 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


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

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.

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