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Recall: Gemco; Lemonade Jars


On 2006-12-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Gemco; Lemonade Jars due to a potential lead poisoning hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2004 for about $16.00.

About 7,000 units are involved in this Lifetime lemonade jar recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Water/Drink Coolers & Dispensers category in 2006.

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Gemco; Lemonade Jars
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (888)561-2269

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What is the problem?

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.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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 .

These items were sold new+ at Retailers nationwide from April 2004 through November 2006 for about $16.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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.

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


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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