Thursday, February 14, 2008

Children's Toy Gardening Rakes Recalled by Downeast Concepts; ViolatesLead Paint Standard

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 plastic 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, or email the firm at


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