Recall: Kids Toy Shovels and Garden Tool Sets
On 2017-01-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Kids Toy Shovels and Garden Tool Sets due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2016 for about $20 to $25.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Pretend Play category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 5 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Do you work for a company involved with this recall? Contact us to learn how you can control data, information and ads shown on this page.
What is the problem?
Excessive lead paint levels on the yellow shank and black blade on the shovel, and the black paint on the garden tool set violates the federal lead paint standard. In addition, the black plastic shovel handle and bag clip on the garden tool drawstring bag contain excessive lead content levels, a violation of the federal lead standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effect.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Active Kyds children's toy shovels and garden tool sets. The fiberglass toy shovels were sold in yellow and black. The children's garden tool set has blue handles with orange caps and black painted steel ends. It includes four tools: a hand shovel, hand fork, transplanter and cultivator. The tools are sold with a pull string black mesh bag with the Active Kyds logo printed in white.
These items were sold new+ at Amazon.com from August 2016 through October 2016 for between $20 and $25
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy shovels and garden tool sets away from children and contact Active Kyds for a refund.
Active Kyds toll-free at 855-736-6255 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.activekyds.com and click on "News" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
Own a Different Toy?
Add it to Items I Own,™ and our system will check it for past recalls, then keep checking daily, so you don't have to. Click "I Own a Similar Item" to continue.
Items I Own™ is a free WeMakeItSafer service.
Latest Safety Recalls
Select image for details, including additional styles.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.