Parenting Recalls

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Little Tikes, today announced a voluntary recall of more than 1.7 million additional Little Tikes® Workshop and Tool Sets (about 1.6 million toy workshop sets and trucks with the same toy nails were recalled in August 2009). The recalled workshop and tool sets have oversized, plastic toy nails that can pose a choking hazard to young children.

Image of recalled Little Tikes plastic pegs

The firm has reported two additional incidents, occurring prior to the August 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.

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 and have a large round head; below the nail 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.

Consumers should immediately take the toy nails away from young children and contact Little Tikes at (800) 321-0183 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at for free replacement toy nails.

Model #NamePictureSold
4491WorkshopPicture of Workshop1994 – 1995
4601Deluxe WorkshopPicture of Deluxe Workshop1996 – 1999
0827Carry Along WorkshopPicture of Carry Along Workshop1997 – 1998
4765Revv ‘n Roar Mechanics WorkshopPicture of Revv 'n Roar Mechanics Workshop1997 – 1999
0627Carry Along Tool CaddyPicture of Carry Along Tool Caddy1996 – 2002
4174Home Center WorkshopPicture of Home Center Workshop2001 – 2002
4789WorkbenchPicture of Workbench1997 – 1998
4071Little Tikes WorkshopPicture of Little Tikes Workshop1990 – 1994
0014Kohl’s Workshop Tool SetPicture of Kohl's Workshop Tool Set2000
4497Menard’s Home Center WorkshopPicture of Menard's Home Center Workshop2003 – 2004
4201Action Power WorkshopPicture of Action Power Workshop2002 – 2004

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