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US recalls 18,000 children's water bottles because of lead hazard

WaterWebster Staff Report

March 25, 2008

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today recalled about 18,000 children's water  bottles made in China because paint on the outside of the bottles violated lead safety standards.

There are no known injuries reported from using the bottles which were sold between February 2006 and February 2008 but parents were urged to immediately take them away from children.

A news release from the federal agency said the bottles were manufactured in China for Downeast Concepts Inc. of Yarmouth, Maine, and sold under the product name Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles.

Consumers who have the bottles should return them to the store where they were purchased for a refund. They also may contact the company's recall hotline at (800) 343-2424 or the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall hotline at (800) 638-2772.

The recalled bottles carry the name Backyard and Beyond brand water bottles with model numbers 67402, 67404, 67442, 67444, 67742, 60442, 67744, 67746, 67748 and 60448 printed on the hang tag. The metal water bottles have a black plastic sip-top and were sold in green, pink or blue with assorted animal or insect graphics on the exterior, according to a Comsumer Product Safety Commission news release.

The bottles were sold by major retailers, gift shops, convenience stores, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide for about $8.

 

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts at (800) 343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.backyard-beyond.com or e-mail the firm at productsafety@downeastconcepts.com

Picture of recalled water bottles courtesy of the CPSC

 

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