Recall: Enesco Group Inc. Recalls Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinklers for Laceration Hazard

November 9, 2006
Release #07-028
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 443-8669
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Enesco Group Inc. Recalls Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinklers for Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinklers

Units: About 2,600

Importer: Enesco Group Inc., of Itasca, Ill.

Hazard: When connected to a garden hose, under normal household water pressure, the sprinkler can break or shatter, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight reported incidents of the sprinkler breaking apart during use, including one report of a minor laceration.

Description: This recall involves the Heartwood Creek® Turtle Sprinkler. The lawn sprinkler is made of resin with a decorative turtle shell and stands about 5 1/2-inches tall and 10-inches long. The bottom of the sprinkler is printed with the item number 4005179 and the Heartwood Creek logo.

Sold at: Specialty gift stores nationwide from January 2006 through June 2006 and through QVC from April 2006 through June 2006 for about $30. QVC purchasers of this item have already received direct notice from QVC notifying them of this recall.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the sprinkler immediately, and contact Enesco for a product exchange or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Enesco toll-free at (888) 443-8669 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the Enesco's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Turtle Sprinkler