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GSI Outdoors Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Violation of Lead Standard; Sold Exclusively at L.L.Bean

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GSI-Outdoors-Recalls-Childrens-Water-Bottles/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kids’ insulated water bottles

Hazard: The lead solder at the exterior base of the bottle contains high levels of lead.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact L.L.Bean for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: L.L.Bean at 800-555-9717 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET daily or online at http://www.llbean.com and click on “Recall & Safety Info” for more information.

Recall Details

Photos Available At http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/GSI-Outdoors-Recalls-Childrens-Water-Bottles/

Units: About 6,700

Description: This recall involves five styles of kids’ insulated water bottles with printed graphics. The bottles are 13.5 ounces capacity with the following color prints: Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid camo, Purple Tie Dye Butterfly and Robo Shark. The item identification number 297684 is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the bottle. Also printed on the sticker are “PO#844” and “BB2D2-LLB-R45-0413.”

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold Exclusively at: L.L.Bean retail stores, online at http://www.llbean.com and in L.L.Bean catalogues from July 2015 through May 2016 for about $20

Importer/Distributor: GSI Outdoors, Inc., of Spokane, Wash.

Manufactured in: China

Retailers: If you are a retailer of a recalled product you have a duty to notify your customers of a recall. If you can, email your clients or include the recall information in your next marketing communication to your clients. Post any Recall Poster at your stores and contact the manufacturer to determine how you will handle any recalls.

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