March 25, 2008: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (”CPSC”) has announced a voluntary recall of Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles, distributed by Downeast Concepts Inc., of Yarmouth, ME. The recall affects model numbers 67402, 67404, 67442, 67444, 67742, 60442, 67744, 67746, 67748 and 60448 printed on the hang tag.
According to CPSC, “Surface paint on the metal water bottles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.” Consumers are advised to discontinue use of the bottles.
The recall affects about 18,000 units.
For more information about the recall, check out the news release here.
Note: Since last year, thousands of aluminum water bottles have been recalled for violations of the federal lead paint standard. However, not all aluminum bottles are affected by these recalls. For example, check out SIGG eco-friendly water Bottles.