Business Briefs: Three local nonprofits among 30 honored at State House

GSI Outdoors recalls children's water bottles for lead violation

GSI Outdoors has recalled children's water bottles due to a violation of the lead standard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The bottles are sold exclusively at L.L. Bean. The lead solder at the exterior base of the bottle contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Consumers should stop using the recalled water bottles and call L.L. Bean for a full refund.

Consumers can contact L.L. Bean at 800-555-9717 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Eastern Standard Time, or go to and click on "Recall & Safety Info" for more information.

Three local nonprofits among 30 honored at State House

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Multicultural BRIDGE and WAM Theatre were among the 30 state nonprofits honored recently at the State House on Nonprofit Awareness Day.

Nicole Eigbrett, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity's community outreach director, was one of five finalists for the Excellence by a Young Nonprofit Professional Award.

Multicultural BRIDGE and WAM Theatre were two of the four finalists for the Excellence by a Small Nonprofit award.

Name change for Gentiva

Gentiva Home Health, which has an office in Pittsfield, has been renamed Kindred at Home to best reflect its participation in the nationwide Kindred Healthcare network of home health and hospice providers, nursing and rehabilitation centers and long-term acute care hospitals.

Management, ownership and staff have not changed. Kindred Healthcare Inc., is a Fortune 500 health services company based Kentucky.


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