GSI Outdoors Recalls Children's Water Bottles Due to Excess Lead

Posted: 07/22/2016  browse the blog archive

CSI Outdoors has issued a recall on children's insulated water bottles which were sold exclusively at LL Bean from July 2015 through May 2016.  The solder at the exterior base of the bottle was found to contain high levels of lead, in excess of federal safety standards.

The water bottles have a 13.5 oz capacity and came in the following color prints: Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid camo, Purple Tie Dye Butterfly, and Robo Shark.  Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled bottles immediately and contact LL Bean for a full refund.

Lead is a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.  Under Proposition 65, companies offering products for sale that contain lead must provide California consumers with a warning of the risks of exposure.

The Chanler Group represents citizen enforcers who, acting in the public interest, commence actions against businesses offering products for sale in California that contain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm without first providing the health hazard warning required by Proposition 65. Citizen enforcers bringing Proposition 65 actions in the public interest may obtain a Court Judgment imposing civil penalties, an injunction requiring reformulation of products, and/or provision of health hazard warnings.