Violation of Lead Standard Prompts L.L.Bean Children's Water Bottle Recall

The company is including about 6,700 bottles in its recall

Violation of Lead Standard Prompts L.L.Bean Children's Water Bottle Recall
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July 20, 2016

GSI Outdoors is issuing a recall for a potentially dangerous children's item.

The company is recalling five styles of L.L.Bean kids' insulated water bottles with printed graphics. 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 13.5 ounce bottles come in 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. PO#844 and BB2D2-LLB-R45-0413 are also printed on the sticker.

About 6,700 bottles are included in the recall. No incidents or injuries have been reported to date.

Customers could purchase the items at L.L.Bean retail stores, at L.L. Bean's website, and in L.L.Bean catalogues from July 2015 through May 2016 for about $20.

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

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact the company at (800) 555-9717.