09/28/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Hudson, OH — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Little Tikes has expanded its voluntary recall of Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets for choking hazards the defective product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide recall on September 28, 2011.
The product recall was issued because the workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails, which can pose a choking hazard to young children.
Two additional incidents involving the defective product have been reported, which involved children who choked when the toy nail became lodged in their throat. They received treatment at 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. 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,” the CPSC reported.
Consumers are advised to contact Little Tikes for free replacement toy nails.
For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.littletikes.com.
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