Do It Best Recalls Bicycle Bells Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 18, 2010.  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.

Name of Product: Bicycle Bells

Units: About 1,000

Distributor: Do It Best Corp., of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Manufacturer: Botou Baite Bike Bell Co. Ltd., of Botou City, China

Hazard: The red paint on the bicycle bells contains excessive lead levels, violating the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children’s bicycle bells. The bells are red, black and white and has “I ♥ My Bike” printed on the top. The green and white packaging reads “bike bell” and “$1.”

Sold at: Dollar Stores and Do It Best Hardware stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the bicycle bells and return them to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Do It Best Hardware toll-free at (877) 326-8954 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.doitbest.com. Consumers can also email the firm at [email protected]

 

Source: cpsc.gov