Northern Tool + Equipment Recalls Wel-Bilt Construction Toys for Lead Paint

Northern Tool + Equipment Recalls Wel-Bilt Construction Toys for Lead Paint
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June 25, 2015

A children's construction toy has been recalled for containing excessive levels of lead.

Northern Tool + Equipment is recalling about 7,000 Wel-Bilt brand Little Diggers scooper toy because the red paint on the frame contains lead levels higher than what is allowed by federal law.

No injuries or incidents have been reported.

The stationary scooper toy includes 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. 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.

They were sold at Northern Tool + Equipment retail stores and catalogs and online from August 2014 through June 2015 for about $30.

Consumers should immediately stop letting children use the toy, put it out of reach, and contact the firm for a full refund.

Northern Tool + Equipment can be contacted at (888) 518-0339.