Northern Tool & Equipment Recalls “Big Red” Wagons Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2007
Release #08-066

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 222-5381
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Northern Tool & Equipment Recalls “Big Red” Wagons Due to Violation of 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: “Big Red” Wagons

Units: About 7,200

Importer: Northern Tool & Equipment Co., of Burnsville, Minn.

Hazard: Surface paints on the wagon and handle contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled wagon has a red painted, steel deck with removable wooden sides. The wheels have ball bearings and air-filled tires.

Sold through: Northern Tool & Equipment catalog, Web site, and retail stores nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should immediately take the recalled wagon away from children and return it to any Northern Tool store for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Northern Tool & Equipment Co. at (800) 222-5381 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.northerntool.com

Picture of Recalled Wagon