Northern Tool + Equipment Recalls Little Digger Toy Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–June 26, 2015

  • Little Digger
    Little Digger

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Little Digger Toy

Hazard:  The red paint on the Little Digger toy frame contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.

Consumer Contact:  Northern Tool + Equipment toll free at (888) 518-0339 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.northerntool.com. Click on “Product Recalls” near the bottom of the homepage for more recall information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 7,000

Description:  This recall involves Wel-Bilt brand Little Diggers, Item # 28303. It is a stationary scooper toy with moveable poles that allow the child to scoop items up into the bucket. The item has a red powder-coated steel frame with a black plastic seat and black adjustable scoop with two yellow plastic grips on the poles and a six-sided frame base. The measurements are about 17 inches high and 25 inches wide. It has a manufacture date of August 2014 through June 2015.Wel-Bilt is printed on the front of the bucket and the manufacture date is written on the tracking label located on the bucket.  The item number #28303 is printed only on the toy’s packaging

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the Little Digger Toy, put it out of reach of children and contact the firm for a full refund.

Sold at:  Northern Tool + Equipment retail stores and catalogs and online at www.amazon.com, www.kotulas.com  and www.northerntool.com from August 2014 through June 2015 for about $30.

Manufacturer(s):  Intradin Import & Export Co., Ltd., of Shanghai, China

Importer(s):  Northern Tool + Equipment Company, Inc. of Fredericksburg, Va.

Manufactured in:  China

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