Lunch bottle recall

Wednesday, January 16th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Eddie Bauer Outlet Stores is recalling about 4,000 stainless steel lunch bottles that can leak hot liquids and cause burns.

The Redmond, Wash.-based company has received four reports of the insulated bottles leaking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The recalled wide-mouth lunch bottles are 32-ounce stainless steel containers with black bases and handles, black carrying straps and two-piece lids that include a drinking cup. The bottles have the words ``Eddie Bauer'' written on one side and ``Eddie Bauer Wide Mouth Lunch Bottle'' on the other. A sticker on the bottom reads ``Made in China.''

Bottles that have that words ``Made in Korea'' printed on the bottom are not part of the recall.

Eddie Bauer outlet stores nationwide sold the recalled bottles from September 2001 through November 2001 for about $24.

The government said consumers should stop using the bottles and return them to any Eddie Bauer store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can call Eddie Bauer toll-free at 1-800-426-6253 between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. PST Monday through Sunday.