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Active Kyds recalls children’s toy shovels and garden tool sets

The products contain excessive lead paint levels

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Active Kyds of Dassel, Minn., is recalling about 70 kids toy shovels and garden tool sets.

Excessive lead paint levels on the yellow shank and black blade on the shovel, and the black paint on the garden tool set violate 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.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

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.

The toy shovels and garden tool sets, manufactured in India, were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from August 2016, through October 2016, for between $20 and $25

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy shovels and garden tool sets away from children and contact Active Kyds for a refund.

Consumers may contact Active Kyds toll-free at 855-736-6255 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at activekyds@gmail.com, or online at www.activekyds.com and click on “News” for more information.

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