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Gemco Lemonade Jars

Description: Lifetime Brands Inc. Recalls Lemonade Jars For Lead Exposure Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2006 Release #07-053 Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 561-2269 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Lifetime Brands Inc. Recalls Lemonade Jars For Lead Exposure Hazard 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: Gemco® Lemonade Jars Units: About 6,600 Importer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Westbury, N.Y. Hazard: The metal spigot contains lead and is in direct contact with the contents of the lemonade jar. Lemonade and other beverages can cause the lead to leach from the spigot. Long-term exposure to lead in children may be associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recalled product is the Gemco® Lemonade Jar. The product is a six-sided glass jar with a round glass lid and a metal spigot at the bottom of the jar. The jar has a yellow and green label on the front that reads "Lemonade Jar" with a picture of two lemons. There is a sticker on the bottom that reads "imported by Gemco, Div. Lifetime Hoan Corp. Westbury, N.Y. 11590 Made in China." Sold at: Retailers nationwide from April 2004 through November 2006 for about $16. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lemonade jars immediately and return the spigot pieces to Lifetime Brands, Inc. for a full refund. Consumers should wash hands after handling the spigot. Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Lifetime Brands Inc., at (888) 561-2269 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail at lemonadejar@lifetimebrands.com [Source]

Gemco Lemonade Jars Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date12/13/2006
Recall ID3502
Recall Number07053
Product TypeCarafes/Jars
HazardLead
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