On July 19, 2016, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, www.prnewswire.com, issued a recall involving 5 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 bottles were sold exclusively at L.L. Bean retail stores and online at www.llbean.com.  They were also available through L.L. Bean catalogues from July 2015 through May 2016 for about $20.00.  The importer/distributor was GSI Outdoors, Inc. of Spokane, Washington.  The bottles were manufactured in China and the units produced amounted to approximately 6,700.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact L.L. Bean for a full refund.  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.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.  Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the commission.  To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s hotline at 800-638-2772.