More than 1.7 million toy workshop, tool sets and trucks from toy-maker Little Tikes are being recalled because of choking concerns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the play tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that might cause young children to choke. The red or blue toy nails are about 3-1/4 inches long by 1-1/4 inch in diameter and have a large round head with a plastic ridge below the head that is slightly smaller than the nail head and about an inch in diameter.
The recall is an expansion of a 2009 recall of about 1.6 million workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails. The new recall involves an additional 11 models. Little Tikes of Hudson, Ohio, a unit of MGA Entertainment, has reported two additional incidents in which children choked when the toy nail became lodged in their throat. Both children were treated in a hospital and made a full recovery.
The workshop, tool sets and trucks were sold by retailers nationwide from 1990 – 2004 and additional information can be found at http://www.littletikes.com/.