Thursday, March 26, 2009

Children's Fishing Poles Recalled by Zebco Due to Violation of Lead in Paint Standard

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: Children's Fishing Poles

Units: About 2,700

Distributor: W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings Inc., doing business as Zebco Brands, of Tulsa, Okla.

Hazard: The paint on the reels of these fishing poles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Zebco Advanced Youth Fishing Rod & Reel combo sets. The reels are painted orange and have the words "Zebco" and "ZAVS 10" on the reel handle. Only spinning reels are involved in this recall.

Sold at: Discount department and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through December 2008 for about $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the fishing poles from children and contact Zebco for information on receiving a receiving a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Zebco at (800) 588-9030 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.zebco.com .

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