August 13, 2009

Little Tikes toys with nails recalled

Ohio toymaker Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling toy workshop sets and trucks because children could choke on their plastic nails, federal officials say.

About 1.6 million trucks and workshop sets, made in the United States and China, were produced by Little Tikes of Hudson, Ohio.

The workshops and trucks have plastic toy nails in bright colors that are small enough to pose a choking hazard to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The plastic toy nails are slightly more than 3 inches long and just over 1 inch in diameter.

The plastic nails come with the Black Pickup Truck with Tools, the Swirlin' Sawdust Workshop, the Home Improvements 2-Sided Workshop and other toys.

The products were sold nationwide between March 1994 and this June for between $25 and $100.

The commission said the company received one report of an 11-month-old South Carolina boy choking when one of the toy nails was forcefully lodged in his throat. The boy made a full recovery.

Consumers were advised to take the toy nails away from children and contact Little Tikes for a free replacement toy.

Consumers can call 800-791-2737 for information.