Expanded Recall of Nails in Workshops and Tool Sets

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2011
Release #11-334
Washington, D.C.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 321-0183
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Little Tikes™ Expands Recall of Toy Workshop and Tool Sets Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product:Little Tikes ™ Workshop and Tool Set

Units: More than 1.7 million additional units (about 1.6 Million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails were recalled in August 2009)

Manufacturer: Little Tikes, of Hudson, Ohio

Hazard: The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has reported two additional incidents, occurring prior to the 2009 recall, of children who choked when the toy nail became lodged in their throat. Both children were treated in a hospital and made a full recovery.

Description: This recall involves the toy nails sold as part of 11 additional models of Little Tikes® Workshop and tool sets listed below. The toy nails are oversized, plastic and about 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/4 inch in diameter. The nails are either red or blue colors and have a large round head; below the head there is a plastic ridge, slightly smaller than the nail head and about 1 inch in diameter. The model number may be found on some of the products.

Sold By: Mass merchandise retailers nationwide, from 1990 through 2004 for between $25 and $100.

Manufactured in: United States and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact the firm for free replacement toy nails.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Little Tikes at 1-800-321-0183 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

To request a new set of replacement nails that meets the CPSC safety standards please call Little Tikes at 1-800-321-0183. Available to consumers who have purchased the recalled toys.

Model # Name Picture Sold
4491 Workshop
UPC 0 50743 04491 5

Deluxe Workshop
UPC 0 50743 04601 8


Carry Along Workshop
UPC 0 50743 10827 3


Revv 'n Roar Mechanics Workshop
UPC 0 50743 04765 7


Carry Along Tool Caddy
UPC 0 50743 10627 9


Home Center Workshop
UPC 0 50743 04174 7


UPC 0 50743 04789 3


Little Tikes Workshop
UPC 0 50743 04071 9

0014 Kohl's Workshop Tool Set
UPC 0 50743 10014 7
4497 Menard's Home Center Workshop
UPC 0 50743 77732 5

Action Power Workshop
UPC 0 50743 04201 0


The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov.

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