Little Tikes Recalls 1.7 Million Toys

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Little Tikes is expanding an already massive recall of the company's workshop and tool sets because of a choking hazard.

A consumer alert today says more than 1.7 additional units of the Little Tikes workshop and tool sets are being recalled. There was a recall of 1.6 million of the toys in August 2009.

The problem is the toy nails. They are bigger than regular nails but still small enough to choke on.

Since the original recall in 2009, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received two additional reports of children choking on the toy nails. Fortunately, both children made full recoveries.

The toys were sold between 1990 and 2004. You won't find them on store shelves, but you could run across them in yard sales, consignment shops and hand-me-downs from friends. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

To see the pictures of the eleven models under recall, click the link below.


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  • by Me Location: Jacksonville on Sep 28, 2011 at 06:25 PM
    I love how toys now are made so "safe" I had metal tonka trucks with rusty corners. Everything probably had lead in it. And I didnt choke on toys cause my parents did their job and watched me when I was too small to figure that stuff out. We are becoming a nation of cry babies and self entitled greedy lazy slugs.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 28, 2011 at 04:59 PM
    The chinese say the American companies want this cheap high profit junk so we make it for them.
  • by theycarenow Location: greenville,nc on Sep 28, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    my son choked on a little tykes workshop nail in 2002.we rushed him to pitt emergency dept and thank goodness we had a good pediatric doctor attending look at him.He was breathing on his own however they they did a microscope search of his throat and found the object was lodged in the back of his windpipe.The doctor said he would have died in his sleep had we not brought him in.I called little tykes and the cursory answer was sorry that happened and we will notate it.Please make sure that these toys are not played with and are thrown away and thank goodness to the doctor who went the extra step in finding the object again my son was breathing on his own and looked fine had we not seen him intially choking on the object we would have not had a clue.
  • by John Location: Washington on Sep 28, 2011 at 06:18 AM
    Just wondering were they made in USA or China? More than likely China. Those should be toys made by Americans For Americans. That is why we are jobless, China is careless in almost every thing they make and nothing lasts. Things were better 60 years ago!
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      by concerned nana on Sep 28, 2011 at 06:52 AM in reply to John
      I am with you on that one John. I am watching very carefully the toys I buy or anyone else gives my granddaughter. I watch her carefully especially at playtime with me.
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