6,700 Children’s Water Bottles Recalled for High Levels of Lead


6,700 GSI Outdoors children’s water bottles have been recalled due to concerns of lead in the exterior base of the bottle.

About the Water Bottle  Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), issued a recall for five styles of the GSI Outdoors insulated water bottles sold exclusively at L.L. Bean.

According to the CPSC, the bottles have high levels of lead in the solder at the exterior base of the bottle. Lead, if ingested by young children, is toxic and can cause adverse health issues.

L.L. Bean is offering a full refund on the 6,700 bottles that were sold. According to its website, the bottles went under routine testing by the manufacturer and resulted in a positive reading for the presence of lead.

So far, no injuries have been reported, but the company encourages anyone with the affected bottles to immediately stop using the bottle and return it to L.L. Bean.

Description of the Recalled Water Bottles

  • The following color prints are being recalled:
    • Dino Bones
    • Flower Power
    • Orange Grid Camo
    • Purple Tie Dye Butterfly
    • Robo Shark
  • The item identification number 297684 is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the suspect bottle.
  • Also printed on the sticker are “PO#844” and “BB2D2-LLB-R45-0413.”
  • Affected unites were sold between July 2015 and May 2016 for roughly $20.
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