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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. 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

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Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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