January 16, 2002
Eddie Bauer Outlet Store Has Recalled Stainless Steel Lunch Bottles
-Eddie Bauer Outlet Stores
has recalled about
4,000 stainless steel lunch bottles. The insulated bottles have a weak seal
and can leak hot liquids, which poses a serious burn hazard to consumers.
Eddie Bauer has received four reports of the insulated bottles leaking,
though no injuries have been reported.
The recalled Wide Mouth Lunch Bottles are 32 oz. stainless steel containers,
with a black base and handle, a black carrying strap, and a two-piece lid
(including a drinking cup). The insulated bottles have the words "Eddie
Bauer" written on one side of the container (which is located 1 3/4 inches
from the lower edge of the plastic collar), and a label that reads "Eddie
Bauer Wide Mouth Lunch Bottle" on the other. On the bottom of the bottle
there is a sticker that reads "Made in China." Eddie Bauer outlet stores
nationwide sold these insulated bottles from September 2001 through November
2001 for about $24.
Consumers should stop using these bottles immediately and return them to any
Eddie Bauer store for a full refund. For more information, consumers can
call Eddie Bauer at (800) 426-6253 between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. PT Monday
through Sunday or log on to the company's website at
Lunch bottles that have that words "Made in Korea" printed on the bottom or
have the "Eddie Bauer" signature logo printed 1 1/4 inches from the lower
edge of the plastic collar are not part of this recall.