Toy gardening tools recall expanded
- October 29, 2007 9:50 AM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
About 97,000 toy gardening tools are being recalled for high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
The latest action, involving the Robbie Ducky garden collection tools, builds on two earlier recalls issued in September and August.
The products were sold in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores in the U.S. from January 2007 through September 2007 for about $7 US each.
High amounts of lead can harm the nervous system, kidneys and other major organs. Anemia, a decline in red blood cells, can occur, as well as damage to the nervous system that may impair mental function. At worst, lead poisoning can cause seizures or death.
No injuries have been reported.
Consumers with affected products should contact the company for a refund.
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