Downeast Concepts Inc. recalls water bottles

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Backyard and Beyond Metal Water Bottles

Units: About 18,000

Distributor: Downeast Concepts Inc., of Yarmouth, Maine

Hazard: Surface paint on the metal water bottles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Backyard and Beyond brand water bottles with model numbers 67402, 67404, 67442, 67444, 67742, 60442, 67744, 67746, 67748 and 60448 printed on the hang tag. The metal water bottles have a black plastic sip-top and were sold in green, pink or blue with assorted animal or insect graphics on the exterior.

Sold at: Major retailers, gift shops, convenience stores, mass merchandise and drug stores nationwide from February 2006 through February 2008 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Downeast Concepts at (800) 343-2424 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.backyard-beyond.com or e-mail the firm at productsafety@downeastconcepts.com