Bicycle Bells Recalled for High Lead Levels

Posted on Mar 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: March 18, 2010

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — The hardware store chain Do It Best Corp. is recalling a series of children’s bicycle bells because the paint on the products contains too much lead.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Do It Best announced the voluntary recall on Thursday.

The bells are red, black and white and have ”I (heart) My Bike” printed on the top. The packaging, which is green and white, reads ”bike bell” and ”$1.” The products were sold for about $1 at Dollar Stores and Do It Best Hardware locations nationwide from August 2008 through August 2009.

The red paint on the bells contains more lead than federal standards allow. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers who own one of the bells should immediately return it to the store for a refund.

For more information, people can call Do It Best Hardware’s toll-free recall hotline at (877) 326-8954 or visit the company’s Web site at www.doitbest.com.