RECALL #32: Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial

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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 03-21-2020 05:32 AM 777 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just in case you bought your child one of these cute tool kits for Christmas . . .

Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban and Toy Safety Requirements:
Recall Date: March 19, 2020
Recall Number: 20-098

Recall Summary
Name of product: Children’s Tool Kits

The tool belt, hammer and suspenders (model H3044) contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead content standard. In addition, the toy goggles and hardhats do not meet toy safety requirements.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled Children’s Tool Kits and keep them away from children. Consumers should contact Grizzly Industrial for instructions on returning the recalled tool kits to receive a full refund including return shipping. Grizzly is contacting all known purchasers directly to notify them of this recall.

Consumer Contact:
Grizzly Industrial toll-free at 888-615-7944 anytime or email at [email protected] or online at and click on recalls for more information

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Recall Details
Units: About 20,645 (In addition, about 100 units were sold in Canada).

The recalled Children’s Tool Kits have two different model numbers: H3044 and H5855. Model H3044 is a 12-piece tool kit that contains a helmet, goggles, tape measure, tool belt, hammer, pair of leather gloves, ruler, carpenter’s square, level, bottle of chalk and suspenders. Model H5855 is an 11-piece tool kit that contains goggles, tape measure, wooden tool caddy, hammer, ruler, carpenter’s square, level, screwdriver, pliers and an adjustable wrench. Model numbers are printed on the front upper right hand corner of the packaging. “Grizzly Industrial” is printed on multiple items of the tool kits.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold At: Grizzly Industrial’s showrooms nationwide and online at and from September 2002 through November 2019 for about $20.

Importer(s): Grizzly Industrial Inc., of Bellingham, Wash.

Manufactured In: China

-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#1 posted 03-21-2020 11:44 AM

Thank you so much for sounding the alarm. Hopefully this will save many children from sickness.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 04-10-2020 03:16 PM

QC has become a joke in modern manufacturing and distribution. When I think back to the number of returns I’ve made in the past, and compare to what has been the trend in recent times, I find myself weighing the return policy more heavily than supposed brand quality in deciding what to purchase.

Recalls are so common we accept them as a way of life, instead of choosing another vendor. Buying a car is a perfect example. They are an accurate reflection of the vendors’ need to compete and profit over offering a safe and dependable product. Manufacturers (especially overseas) are making what their buyers have asked for. We need to hold vendors more accountable. They are the decision makers on such failures.

Just makes me shake my head…

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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#3 posted 04-11-2020 04:05 AM


You’re quite right! When my folks’ remodeled their kitchen, they “retired” their old refrigerator to the basement for overflow and put a new one in the kitchen. They ended up with about three new ones before their 70-year-old refrigerator finally quit. (Their 60-year-old chest freezer is still working.) They just don’t make anything like they used to!! The idea is built-in obsolescence. Either the technology gets outdated or it just plain quits.


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