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Toy gardening rakes recalled for high lead levels

About 400 toy gardening rakes are being pulled off store shelves because they contain high lead levels, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

The toy rakes were sold in U.S. stores from June 2007 through November 2007 for about $2.50 US. Tags on the rakes read "Backyard and Beyond Garden Tools."

The rakes were made in China by Zhongshan Foods.

High amounts of lead can harm the nervous system, kidneys and other major organs. Anemia, a decline in red blood cells, can occur, as can damage to the nervous system that may impair mental function. At worst, lead poisoning can cause seizures or death.

No adverse health effects have been reported.

Caregivers should take the rake away from children and return it to the store for a replacement.

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