L.L. Bean has voluntarily recalled children’s water bottles sold at its store and online that contain lead in the exterior base, company spokesman Mac McKeever said Wednesday.

The insulated bottles, made in China, have designs called Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid camo, Purple Tie Dye Butterfly and Robo Shark.

“The water bottle was voluntarily recalled because it is a product that is intended for children 12 and younger and may have an accessible component which contains lead,” McKeever said. “That component is located on the bottom exterior of the bottle. The product was designed specifically to be lead free and initial testing confirmed that this was the case.”

McKeever saidp that the manufacturer’s ongoing quality testing subsequently indicated some of the bottles contained lead in the solder plug on the bottom exterior.

“When this was discovered,” he said, “the manufacturer recalled all of the bottles. The product we intended to sell had been tested to show no lead. The primary concern with this product is that a child may access the lead, not that the lead will leach into the contents of the bottle interior or anything else. We sincerely regret disappointing our customers.”

More information is available at www.llbean.com.

L.L. Bean has recalled these children’s water bottles.


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