L.L. Bean recalling water bottles that may cause lead poisoning | WPMT FOX43

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling a children’s water bottle that is sold exclusively at L.L. Bean.

The bottles are being recalled over concerns that they are contaminated by lead.

There are five styles of insulated water bottles being recalled, including the dino bones, flower power, orange grid camo, purple tie dye butterfly and robo shark.

These bottles were sold for about $20 from July 2015 through May 2016.

The bottles contain high levels of lead in the metal solder that is used on the outside base of the bottle. The recall notice says that the lead is toxic if ingested by young children and that  can cause adverse  health issues.

L.L.Bean is offering a full refund on  all the 6700 bottles that have been sold.

The Animals of Pennsylvania Have Lost a Champion

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The animals of Pennsylvania – and the people who love them – have lost a champion.IMG_0136.jpg (2)

Tom Hickey Sr., who served for eight years as a member of the Governor’s Dog Law Advisory Board, died of a stroke on Sunday.

His death came after Tom had waged a long and courageous battle to recover from a massive stroke he suffered in the fall of 2014 that robbed him of his voice, a voice that spoke powerfully for those without one.

But Tom was not just a singular voice for animals in Pennsylvania, he was the choir and the orchestra too.

I can say that with authority because I covered the intersection of animal welfare issues and politics during my 15-year career as a statehouse reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer and Tom was a major force in that arena for most of it.

He burst on the scene in 2006, one…

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