Recall: Lifetime Brands Inc. Recalls Lemonade Jars For Lead Exposure Hazard

December 13, 2006
Release #07-053
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 561-2269
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Lifetime Brands Inc. Recalls Lemonade Jars For Lead Exposure Hazard 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.

Name of Product: Gemco® Lemonade Jars

Units: About 6,600

Importer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Westbury, N.Y.

Hazard: The metal spigot contains lead and is in direct contact with the contents of the lemonade jar. Lemonade and other beverages can cause the lead to leach from the spigot. Long-term exposure to lead in children may be associated with behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hearing problems and growth retardation.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled product is the Gemco® Lemonade Jar. The product is a six-sided glass jar with a round glass lid and a metal spigot at the bottom of the jar. The jar has a yellow and green label on the front that reads "Lemonade Jar" with a picture of two lemons. There is a sticker on the bottom that reads "imported by Gemco, Div. Lifetime Hoan Corp. Westbury, N.Y. 11590 Made in China."

Sold at: Retailers nationwide from April 2004 through November 2006 for about $16.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lemonade jars immediately and return the spigot pieces to Lifetime Brands, Inc. for a full refund. Consumers should wash hands after handling the spigot.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Lifetime Brands Inc., at (888) 561-2269 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail at