Hasbro recalls hazardous toy from AAFES stores
Toy-maker Hasbro is voluntarily recalling one of its Playskool line products sold by a number of retailers, including the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.
About 255,000 Team Talkin’ Tool Bench toys are subject to the recall after reports that two infants died from choking on oversized plastic nails that come with the set.
The company’s Web site reports that a 19-month-old boy from West Virginia and a 2-year-old boy from Texas suffocated after the nails lodged in their throats. The company had recommended the toy for those 3 and older.
Consumers who bought the toy — also sold at outlets such as Wal-Mart, Toys “R” Us, Target and KB Toys — are urged to take the nails away from their children and send them back to the company. Customers can contact the company at (880) 509-9554 or go online to obtain a form (http://www.hasbro.com/default. cfm?page=cs_recall_playskool_toolbench). The company will give those who return the nails a $50 gift certificate to purchase another one of its products.
AAFES began selling the product in March 2005 and about 1,500 were purchased, according to an agency press release.