Yardworks Assist Kids Garden Tools recalled due to Chemical Hazard

Starting date:
April 7, 2021
Posting date:
April 7, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75255

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Yardworks Assist Kids Garden Tools.
  • Issue: The accessible surface coating and applied surface coating components of the garden tools contain barium in excess of the allowable limit.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to any Canadian Tire store for a full refund.

Affected products

Yardworks Assist Kids Garden Tools

Product description

This recall involves assorted Yardworks Assist Kids Garden Tools. The affected Canadian Tire product number is 059-7144. This recall includes all units purchased between 2019 and 2021. The Yardworks Kids Garden Tools will have a 5-digit manufacturing date code. All codes ending in 19, 20 or 21 are affected by this recall. The batch code can be found on a sticker above the UPC code on the unit. See images for example.

Hazard identified

Testing performed by Canadian Tire Corporation of Canada showed that the accessible surface coating and applied surface coating components of the garden tools contain barium in excess of the allowable limit in the Canadian Toys Regulations.

As of March 24th, 2021 the company has received no reports of incidents or injury in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 42,500 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January, 2019 to March, 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Canadian Tire Corporation of Canada
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Green Guard Industry Co. Ltd.
Tanzhou Town
CHINA

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)


What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to any Canadian Tire store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Canadian Tire by telephone at 1-800-387-8803 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.