|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2009
Release # 09-166
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 588-9030
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: Children's Fishing Poles
Units: About 2,700
Distributor: W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings Inc., doing business as Zebco Brands, of Tulsa, Okla.
Hazard: The paint on the reels of these fishing poles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Zebco Advanced Youth Fishing Rod & Reel combo sets. The reels are painted orange and have the words "Zebco" and "ZAVS 10" on the reel handle. Only spinning reels are involved in this recall.
Sold at: Discount department and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through December 2008 for about $35.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the fishing poles from children and contact Zebco for information on receiving a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Zebco at (800) 588-9030 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.zebco.com
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