December 22, 1995
Release # 96-055
|CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Little Tikes Announce Toddle Tots Dinosaur
Mountain Playset Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Little Tikes Company of Hudson, Ohio, is
recalling approximately 160,000 Toddle Tots Dinosaur Mountain playsets. Small plastic cups
that hold palm trees may detach, posing a choking risk to young children.
CPSC is aware of 12 incidents in which the cups detached. In eight cases, parents found
the cups in a child's mouth. Parents found two of the children choking but were able to
remove the piece. Aside from a cut finger, no other injuries have been reported.
The beige plastic playsets, measuring 23 inches long, 17 inches wide and 16 inches high,
resemble a rocky cave. Three palm trees, held in place by small plastic cups, surround the
cave. A red footbridge extends out of the front of the cave, over a blue moat. The playset
was packaged with a caveman, cavewoman, pink baby dinosaur, red Tyrannosaurus, blue
Brontosaurus and an orange Stegosaurus. The cavepeople fit in the back of the blue
dinosaur and in a log-shaped car, also included with the set.
Toy stores and other retail stores sold the playsets nationwide between June 1994 and
December 1995 for approximately $30 to $40.
Consumers should not allow children to play with the playset and should call Little Tikes
at (800) 321-0183 to exchange the product. The company will pay for shipping charges
associated with the exchange. Consumers also may write to The Little Tikes Company at 2180
Barlow Road, Hudson, Ohio 44236.
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