|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 343-2424
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 email@example.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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