Pure Fishing Recalls Children’s Fishing Games Due to Violation of Ban on Lead in Paint

March 12, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 12 /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 otherwise instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at www.cpsc.gov.)

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Name of product: Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kits

Units: About 2,600

Distributor: Pure Fishing Inc., of Columbia, S.C.

Hazard: The label on the fishing rod contains a surface coating containing high levels of lead in violation of the ban on lead in paint.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kit consist of a red and blue rod and reel with red foam targets and hook. The label is found on the front of the reel and reads “Casting Fun.”

Sold by: Specialty fishing retailers nationwide from November 2008 through January 2009 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled game away from children and call Pure Fishing for a free replacement product or full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pure Fishing at (800) 466-5643 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.purefishing.com .

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 466-5643

CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Source: newswire

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