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CPSC, Zebco Announce Recall of Children's Fishing Poles

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by crappiebub, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. crappiebub

    crappiebub Justcrazy's Guide!

    here is the description and site of the rods and reels that are being recalled for lead paint.

    APRIL 13, 2005
    CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    Firm's Recall Hotline: (800)444-5581 x6217
    Release #05-155
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    CPSC, Zebco Announce Recall of Children's Fishing Poles

    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. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC’s Web site at

    Name of Product: Children’s Fishing Poles
    Units: About 1.5 million fishing poles
    Distributor: W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings Inc. doing business as Zebco, of Tulsa, Okla.
    Hazard: The paint on the rods of these fishing poles contains lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.
    Injuries: There have been no reports of injuries or illness associated with these poles. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent any possibility of injury.
    Description: The recalled fishing poles are brightly colored and feature pictures of the following cartoon characters on the reels: from Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Squarepants® are SpongeBob, Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks; Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer®; Disney’s Tigger; and the cast of Nickelodeon’s Rocket Power®. “ZEBCO®” and “Floating Catch ‘Em Kit™” are written on the handles of these poles with the exception of the Rocket Power poles. The Rocket Power poles have a two-piece rod, were sold with sunglasses and “Rocket Power” is written on the rod. Newer fishing poles with a date code on the rod (near the handle) are not included in the recall.
    Sold at: Discount department, sporting good and toy stores nationwide from August 2001 through March 2005 for between $9 and $13.
    Manufactured in: China.
    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled fishing poles and contact Zebco for information on receiving a free replacement fishing pole.
    Consumer contact: For more information, call Zebco at (800) 444-5581 Ext. 6217 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at
  2. skipjack11

    skipjack11 retread member

    I have one I bought a couple years ago for the grandkids. I sent Zebco an E-mail.

  3. Tail Dancer

    Tail Dancer Must Fish

    1st time posting, Hi all! I just wanted to say thanks for the heads up. I probably would have never seen that anywhere. I just bought one for my daughter. Done with Zebco!! Glad it hasn't been used yet. I bought thier childs tackle box. I had to take that back already. snapped the lid in half and latch broke. Didn't even make it out the door. Thanks again.

    Tail Dancer
  4. Many Thanks ! ! ! I bought 2 last fall. :mad:
  5. katfish

    katfish Cats are where it's at!

    I guess my Snoopy poles are OK then. :confused:

    Glad I didn't update to Spongebob poles. I would have to watch Misfit to make sure he wasn't chewing on lead paint :D