|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 326-8954
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: Bicycle Bells
Units: About 1,000
Distributor: Do It Best Corp., of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Manufacturer: Botou Baite Bike Bell Co. Ltd., of Botou City, China
Hazard: The red paint on the bicycle bells contains excessive lead levels, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves children's bicycle bells. The bells are red, black and white and has "I ? My Bike" printed on the top. The green and white packaging reads "bike bell" and "$1."
Sold at: Dollar Stores and Do It Best Hardware stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $1.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the bicycle bells and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Do It Best Hardware toll-free at (877) 326-8954 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.doitbest.com. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com
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