A toy recall by The Little Tikes Co. is asking for you to return about 1.6 million toy workshops and trucks since an 11-month-old boy got a plastic nail lodged in his throat after playing with such a toy. It has been reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that a boy from Goose Creek, S.C., had recovered after being hospitalized.
The Little Tikes toy recall includes a variety of toys manufactured by the Hudson, Ohio, based company in both the United States and China. The toys were sold with red or blue plastic toy nails that are about 3 1/4 inches long.
The unsafe toys that have been recalled were sold on the Little Tikes Web site and by retailers around the country, including Toys “R” Us, between March 1994 and June 2009.
Children under age three are at greater risk for choking on toys than older children, due to their tendency to put everything in their mouths. In addition, the upper airways of children under age three are smaller than those of older children.