Recall: Little Tikes Workshops Sets and Trucks
On 2009-08-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Little Tikes Workshops Sets and Trucks due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 1994 for about $25 to $100.
About 2 million units are involved in this Little Tikes truck 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 3rd recall of products in the Pretend Play category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 791-2737
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What is the problem?
The recalled workshop sets and trucks 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?
The oversized, plastic toy nail is about 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inch in diameter and comes in red or blue colors. It has a large round head; about 1 1/4 inches below the head is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter. They were sold with a variety of Little Tikes Children's products. See the names, model numbers and UPC code of the products included in this recall.
This recall was expanded in September 2011.
These items were sold new+ at Various web sites such as www.littletikes.com and mass merchandise retailers nationwide, including Toys "R" Us, from March 1994 through June 2009 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 a free replacement toy nail.
For additional information, contact Little Tikes at (800) 791-2737 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.littletikes.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of an 11-month old boy from Goose Creek, S.C. who choked when the toy nail become forcefully lodged in his throat. The child was hospitalized and made a full recovery.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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