Lil Anglers recalls about 81,000 children's fishing rods

Photo source: CPSC

The fishing rods contain excessive levels of lead

Lil Anglers of Springfield, Mo., is recalling about about 81,000 children's fishing rods with Kid Casters No Tangle Combos sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The fishing rods contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

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.

A list of the model numbers and date codes, which are on the rod, may be found here.

The fishing rods, manufactured in China, 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 and Lil Anglers website from January 2021, through March 2023, for between $25 and $35.

What to do

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.

Consumers may contact Lil Anglers toll-free at (844) 347-4543 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at for more information.

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