More than 78,000 Children’s Fishing Rods sold with Kid Casters No Tangle Combos have been recalled because the rods contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban.
Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
This recall involves children’s fishing rods which were sold in a variety of colors including blue, green, orange, pink and red. The rods were sold as part of the Kid Casters No Tangle Combo which includes a 34-inch inline rod and reel combo, plastic casting plug, rattle bobber and a pre-tied snap swivel. The reel has a 3.3:1 gear ratio and is equipped with a 6 lb. line.
The fishing rods were sold at Academy Sports and Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and Dick’s Sporting Goods and other specialty sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Lil Anglers website https://profishiency.com/kidcasters from January 2021 through March 2023 for between $25 and $35.
The model numbers and date codes can be found on the fishing rod.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled fishing rods away from children, stop using them and contact Lil Anglers for a full refund or free replacement fishing rod.