|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2009
Release # 09-150
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 466-5643
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pure Fishing Recalls Children’s Fishing Games Due to Violation of Ban on Lead in Paint
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: Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kits
Units: About 2,600
Distributer: 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 consists 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.
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (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 your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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