Playskool Recalling Toy Tool Bench

WASHINGTON (AP) - Playskool is recalling about 255-thousand tool-bench toys after the deaths of two young boys.

The announcement comes from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The children, both boys aged two-years-old or younger suffocated when plastic toy nails sold with the "Team Talkin' Tool Bench" became lodged in their throats.

Playskool is conducting a voluntary recall, targeting the toy nails, hoping to prevent any further problems. Consumers are urged to take the oversized nails away from children immediately.

The toy benches have been sold since October of last year for about 35 dollars each. Playskool is a unit of Hasbro. The toy was sold at Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys stores and various other stores nationwide from October 2005 through September 2006 for about $35.

Playschool is asking that consumers immediately take the two toy nails
away from children and contact Playskool to get information on returning the nails for a $50 certificate for a Playskool (or its related companies) product.

For additional information, click here for Playskool's website.

Playskool also has a hotline at (800)509-9554.


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