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The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide Recall of the Week: Children’s fishing poles distributed by Zebco

About 2,700 children’s fishing poles are being recalled by the distributor W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings Inc., doing business as Zebco Brands, of Tulsa, Okla. The paint on the reels of these fishing poles contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

09166b This recall involves Zebco Advanced Youth Fishing Rod & Reel combo sets. The reels are painted orange and have the words “Zebco” and “ZAVS 10” on the reel handle. Only spinning reels are involved in this recall.

The fishing poles, manufactured in China, were sold at discount department and sporting good stores nationwide from August 2007 through December 2008 for about $35.

Consumers should immediately take the fishing poles from children and contact Zebco for information on receiving a refund.

For additional information, contact Zebco at 800-588-9030 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.zebco.com.

To learn about other recent recalls, see www.Recalls.gov.

Copyright 2009, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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I Love Fishing

I always had a Zebco combination when I was growing up. But currently my preference is a G Loomis.

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