Do It Best Recalls Bicycle Bells Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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
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 (heart) 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 protected].
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that
are either directly related to this product recall or involve a
different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with
protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death
from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's
jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer
product incidents cost the nation more than $800 billion annually. The
CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products
that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's
work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs,
power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed
significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and
injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800)
638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers
can obtain this release and recall information on CPSC's Web site at
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Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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