Little Tikes Recalls 1.6 Million Toys
Little Tikes Co. is recalling about 1.6 million toy workshops and trucks, after an 11-month-old boy choked on a plastic nail was hospitalized, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The boy made a full recovery.
In a statement prepared by Tom Richmond, Little Tikes general manager, he noted,
"We realize Little Tikes toys are actively played with in homes where younger siblings reside," Richmond said. "We must ... ensure the safety of not only [the child] for whom the toy is intended, but also other children who may come in contact with the toy."
Little Tikes, based in Hudson, Ohio, said the plastic nail measures about 3-1/4 inches long by 1-1/4 inch in diameter, and comes in red or blue. Manufactured in the United States and China, the recalled toys were sold on the Little Tikes website and mass merchandise retailers, including Toys "R" Us. The price range was between $25 to $100.
The Little Tikes recall involves a variety of different products sold since March 1994. A full list of the products along with photos is available here.
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