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Little Tikes Recalls Toy Workshop Sets Over Nail Choking Hazard

September 28, 2011

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Little Tikes, the maker of children’s play toys, is recalling more than 1.7 million workshop and tool sets because oversized plastic toy nails are a choking hazard.

The Hudson, Ohio-based company is conducting the recall after two incidents of toy nails becoming lodged in the throats of children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in an e-mailed statement. The kids were treated in hospitals and made full recoveries.

Consumers should remove the toy nails from play sets and contact Little Tikes for free replacements, the commission said. The toy nails are either red or blue and about 3.25 inches long and 1.25 inches in diameter.

Little Tikes recalled 1.6 million workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails in 2009.

--Editor: Greg Chang

To contact the reporter on this story: Jeran Wittenstein at jwittenstei1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Greg Chang at gchang1@bloomberg.net


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