May 16, 2007
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, www.troybilt.com, 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 www.troybilt.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800