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

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