May 16, 2007
Alert #07-549


Troy-Bilt Recalls Children's Gardening Gloves Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Budding Gardener Complete Gardening Set

Units: About 80

Importer: MTD Products Inc, of Valley City, Ohio (Troy-Bilt is an MTD brand.)

Hazard: The stamp-painted logo on the backside of the gardening gloves contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The Budding Gardener Complete Gardening Set included a wheel barrel, sprinkling can, pair of gardening gloves, hand tools and seeds. The gloves are yellow on one side and white with rubber dots on the other side. The gloves have a picture of four children in a field, with "The Budding Gardners" written in red around the picture.

Sold by: The Troy-Bilt Web site,, from February 2006 through January 2007 for about $50 for the set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these gloves away from children immediately, and contact the firm to exchange the gloves for a free kids-size gardener's apron. Troy-Bilt is directly contacting consumers who purchased these gloves.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, our call Troy-Bilt toll-free at (888) 848-6038 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Children's Gardening Gloves