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Product name Children's Toy Brooms
Description The Ti-dee Helper brooms are about 37 inches long with a wood handle painted yellow and natural straw bristles. A silver label on the handle reads, "MADE IN MEXICO." The plastic packaging that covered the broom bristles reads, "Ti-dee Helper TM child's broom," and contains the model number "6089." 
Problem The paint on the handles of these brooms contain high lead levels. Young children could ingest lead from the broom handles, presenting a lead poisoning hazard. 
Distribution Sold in toy, discount and grocery stores 
Company EMSCO Inc., Girard, Pennsylvania; (800) 458-0839; e-mail at 
Dates sold April 2000 through February 2001 
Date posted 12/27/2001 

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