|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 360-8721
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Alpine Design Aluminum Water Bottles
Units: About 11,200
Importer: Sports Authority, of Englewood, Colo.
Hazard: The surface paint on the water bottle contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Alpine Design aluminum water bottles sold at Sports Authority. The water bottles are sold in different colors and measure between six and 10 ? inches tall. The water bottles are silver, blue, red, blue with pink flowers, red with the depiction of a mouse, or blue with the depiction of a zebra. "Alpine Design" is painted on the water bottle.
Sold at: Sports Authority stores nationwide from April 2006 through September 2007 for between $5 and $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately and return it to a Sports Authority store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sports Authority at (800) 360-8721 any time, or visit the firm's Web site at www.sportsauthority.com
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