Consumer product recall

Kid Casters Children’s Fishing Rod recalled due to the presence of lead

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Summary

Product
Kid Casters Children’s Fishing Rod
Issue
Consumer products - Chemical hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled fishing rods and contact Lil Anglers to arrange for return of the product and a refund or replacement.

Affected products

This recall involves Kid Casters children’s Tangle-FREE practice fishing rod and reel combos. The model number is located on the bottom of the rod near the handle, and the lot code is located on the base of the rod on the bottom when oriented for use for all models.

The following products are included in this recall:
Model Number Lot Code UPC
KCBAGBLUE 21-01 853685004807
KCBAGGREEN 20-01, 21-01, 22-01 853685004852
KCBAGORANGE 20-01, 21-01 853685004821
KCBAGPINK 20-01, 21-01, 22-01 853685004777
KCSNTRED 20-01, 21-01 850011563489
KCBSNTWB34 21-01 857664006813
KCGSNTWB34 21-01 857664006820

Issue

The ceramic guide at the tip of the fishing rods contains lead in excess of the allowable limit established by the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations.

Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead and cadmium, including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths.

As of April 11, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fishing rods and contact Lil Anglers to arrange for return of the product and a refund or replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Lil Angers by telephone toll-free at 1-844-347-4543 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, by email, or visit the Kid Casters and Profishiency websites.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Lil Anglers LLC.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 2,248 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 78,460 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from January 2021 to March 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Toys and games
Companies

Distributor

Lil Anglers, LLC

dba Anything-Possible Brands

Springfield

Missouri

UNITED STATES

Manufacturer

Market Union Company Limited

Ningbo City

Zhejiang

CHINA

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73534