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Product name Children's Fishing Poles
Description The recalled fishing poles are brightly colored and feature pictures of the following cartoon characters on the reels: from Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Squarepants are SpongeBob, Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks; Nick Jr.'s Dora the Explorer; Disney's Tigger; and the cast of Nickelodeon's Rocket Power. "ZEBCO" and "Floating Catch 'Em Kit" are written on the handles of these poles with the exception of the Rocket Power poles. The Rocket Power poles have a two-piece rod, were sold with sunglasses and "Rocket Power" is written on the rod. Newer fishing poles with the date code on the rod (near the handle) are not included in the recall. 
Problem The paint on the rods of these fishing poles contains lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. 
Distribution Nationwide at discount department, sporting good and toy stores. 
Company Zebco - 800-444-5581; Web site - 
Dates sold August 2001 through March 2005. 
Date posted 04/19/2005 

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