Children’s Toy Gardening Rakes Recalled by Downeast Concepts; Violates Lead Paint Standard

The paint on the gardening tool hand rake contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal standard on lead in paint on toys.

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

 

Picture of Recalled Toy Gardening Rake