Fishing rods could harm children

Pure Fishing Inc. of Columbia, S.C., has recalled about 2,600 children’s fishing kits because the label on the rod contains too much lead, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The Shakespeare Casting Game and Fishing Kits include a red and blue rod and reel with red foam targets and hook. The label is found on the front of the reel and reads “Casting Fun.”

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The sets were sold by fishing retailers from November 2008 through January 2009 for about $15 US.

Consumers should take the game away from children and call Pure Fishing for a free replacement product or full refund.

Pure Fishing can be reached at (800) 466-5643 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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