Wednesday, March 26, 2008

RECALL: Maine Company Recalls Water Bottles Due To Lead Paint Violation

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Downeat Concepts Inc. of Yarmouth, Maine, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of 18,000 Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles. Surface paint on the metal water bottles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. 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. They were sold at major retailers, gift shops, convenience stores, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide from February 2006 through February 2008 for about $8 and manufacturered in China.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund. For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts at 800-343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit or e-mail the firm at

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