Thursday, September 27, 2007

RECALL: Target Recalls 350,000 Children's Toy Gardening Tools & Chairs Due to Lead Paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target yesterday announced a voluntary recall about 350,000 Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and Children’s Sunny Patch Chairs manufacturered by Starite International Ltd., of Taiwan. The surface paint on the recalled gardening tools and chairs contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. There were no reported injuries or incidents. The recall includes the Happy Giddy Gardening Tools and the Sunny Patch Children’s Chairs.
Gardening tools: caterpillar trowel with an orange and multi-colored handle; kitty cat broom with pink flowers and green handle; pink and green cultivator with a solid green tool portion and pink flowers on the handle; orange and green wood handle hoe and rake with orange flowers; pink and green shovel and trowel with pink flowers; green, orange and light blue snail push broom; multi-colored trowel, hoe, rake with orange on the tool body; multi-colored shovel with solid red on the shovel and eyes on the top of the handle; red and blue owl shaped broom with bristles painted blue, with yellow and black large eyes on the face.
Children’s Chairs: multi-colored children’s Sunny Patch chairs with a giraffe, monkey, and elephant on the back. The cloth seat and back are striped in orange, yellow, green and blue. The chameleon, butterfly and lady bug chair are not included in the recall.
All were sold at arget stores nationwide from August 2006 through August 2007 for between $3 and $10.
Consumers should immediately take the products away from children and return the item to the nearest Target store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Target at 800- 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 pm. Central Time Monday through Friday, or visit

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