September 6, 2001
Racing Champions Ertl Recalls John Deere Kids Toolboxes
Iowa (SafetyAlerts) -
Racing Champions Ertl, Inc
voluntarily recalling about 11,600 John Deere Kids Toolboxes. The toy's
carrying handle can break, creating small parts and a sharp plastic edge
that pose a choking and laceration hazard to young children.
RCE has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted
to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The children's toolbox is a soft-shelled, plastic, green box with a yellow
handle and yellow raised letters that read "John Deere." A John Deere Kids
logo with a fawn inside a red oval is imprinted on the front of the toolbox.
The toolbox is sold with a green and yellow plastic ratchet wrench and
pliers inside. Stamped on the bottom of the product is "JOHN DEERE LICENSED
PRODUCT" and "MADE IN CHINA." All yellow-handled toolboxes are included in
John Deere dealers and other farm supply retail stores nationwide sold the
toys from June 2001 through September 2001 for about $13.
Parents and caregivers should take the toy away from young children
immediately and contact RCE at (866) 898-4999 anytime for instructions on
returning these toys and receiving a free replacement toolbox.
John Deere Toolboxes with green handles are not included in this recall.