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Pottery Barn Recalls Children's Water Bottles for Lead Paint Danger

Nov 9, 2015

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of more than 15,000 children's water bottles sold at Pottery Barn because the paint on the metal portion of the water bottle can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

About 15,200 stainless steel water bottles were recalled in the U.S. and about 430 in Canada.

The stainless steel water bottles carry images of Thor, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man on one style and an image of Darth Vader and the Death Star on the other style. The water bottles are gray with a blue or black plastic top, a vacuum-valve stopper and are 5 ½ inches tall by 2 ¾ inches in diameter. SKU number 7939721 (Avengers) or 7939721 (Darth Vader) is printed on the price sticker affixed to the bottom of the bottle, along with one of the following date codes: 12/2013, 8/2014 or 12/2014. A tracking label imprinted on the underside of the bottle contains the date code printed along with the words, "Pottery Barn Kids," "LOT 1, BATCH 1" and "JINHUA, CHINA."

The bottles were sold at Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Outlet stores nationwide, and through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and online at from June 2014 through September 2015 for about $16, according to the CPSC notice.

Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in the body, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the agency says no safe blood lead level in children has been identified. Because lead exposure often occurs with no obvious symptoms, it frequently goes unrecognized. Thus far, no injuries have been reported.

The CPSC advises consumer to immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and return them to the nearest Pottery Barn Kids store or call the firm's toll-free number for free shipping information. Consumers will have the option of a full refund or a replacement water bottle, plus a $20 Pottery Barn Kids gift card.

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