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 standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Robbie Ducky children's leaf rake, hoe, broom and spade. "Robbie DuckyTM 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 refund.