Children's Toy Garden Tools
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.
Name of Product: Children's Toy Gardening Tools
Units: About 97,000 (an additional 16,000 toy rakes were recalled on
September 26, 2007 and 6,000 toy watering cans on August 28, 2007)
Manufacturer: Jo-Ann Stores Inc., of Hudson, Ohio
Hazard: Surface paint on the handle of the toy gardening tools can
contain excessive levels of lead paint, violating the federal lead paint
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Robbie Ducky children's leaf rake,
hoe, broom and spade. "Robbie Ducky(tm) Garden Collection" is printed on
a tag attached to the handle. The rake has a yellow handle with the head
of a tortoise and green prongs. The hoe has an orange handle with a
caterpillar and a blue blade. The broom has a purple handle with a duck
and an orange brush. The spade has a yellow handle with the head of a
frog and a red blade. The tools measure between 27 and 29 inches long.
Sold at: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide from January 2007
through September 2007 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from
children and return them to any Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for a full
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jo-Ann Stores
toll-free at (888) 739-4120 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the
firm's Web site at www.joann.com.
To see a picture of the recalled product(s) visit the CPSC's web site.
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