Hazard: Lead

Remedy: 

Recall Date: 2008-02-05
Recall:
 4196 – 08183
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Product Name: Downeast Concepts Backyard and beyond Garden Tools Toy Gardening Hand Rakes
Description:
Children’s Toy Gardening Rakes Recalled by Downeast Concepts; Violates Lead Paint Standard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2008 Release #08-183 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 343-2424 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Children’s Toy Gardening Rakes Recalled by Downeast Concepts; Violates Lead Paint Standard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Toy Gardening Hand Rakes Units: About 400 Distributor: Downeast Concepts Inc., of Yarmouth, Maine Manufacturer: Zhongshan Foods, of China Hazard: The paint on the gardening tool hand rake contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal standard on lead in paint on toys. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recalled toy gardening tool hand rake has a wooden handle and a metal yellow bottom. “Backyard and beyond Garden Tools” is printed on the toy’s tag which hangs from the toy’s handle. Sold at: Various home improvement and toy stores nationwide from June 2007 through November 2007 for about $2.50. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy gardening rake away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a replacement toy hand rake. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts toll-free at (800) 343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.backyard-beyond.com, or email the firm at productsafety@downeastconcepts.com

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U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury,go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at(301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired.Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

 

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