Sunday, March 30, 2008

Downeast Concepts Inc. Recalls Water Bottles Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Name of Product: Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles
Units: About 18,000
Distributor: Downeast Concepts Inc., of Yarmouth, Maine
Hazard: Surface paint on the metal water bottles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Major retailers, gift shops, convenience stores, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide from February 2006 through February 2008 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.
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

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