This recall involves assorted Yardworks Assist Kids Garden Tools, sold at Canadian Tire. The affected product number is 059-7144-8. This recall includes all units purchased between 2019 and 2021. The Yardworks Kids Garden Tools have a 5-digit manufacturing date code, all ending in 19, 20 or 21. These codes are all affected by this recall. The batch code can be found on a sticker above the UPC code on the unit. See image below as an example.
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 had not received any reports of incidents or injury in Canada. 42,500 units of the affected product were sold in Canada from January, 2019 to March, 2021.
What to 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 can contact Canadian Tire directly 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.
Canadian Tire Corporation of Canada, Toronto, ON CANADA
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