A popular children’s water bottle is being recalled due to a choking hazard, amid concerns the spout on the lid may detach. The recall affects almost six million kids water bottles, which were sold through US stores, but were also available online.
The United States Product Safety Commission says the bottles should immediately be taken away from children.
It’s the second time these bottles have been recalled, and this second recall includes the replacement lids that were issued in August last year after the first recall.
In a Facebook post Contigo said, “As a leading innovator of water bottles, travel mugs and kids’ bottles, Contigo puts consumer safety and quality first. As part of our commitment to safety, Contigo is reannouncing the recall of the Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottle and expanding the date range from April 2019 through February 7, 2020. It is important to note that this recall includes the replacement lids that were given to consumers as part of the August 2019 recall. The water bottle’s clear silicone spout found on the lid may detach in some cases.
“There have been no reported injuries but out of an abundance of caution, Contigo is reannouncing the recall. If you have purchased this bottle, please visit our website, www.gocontigo.com/recall, to find out if you are affected and learn how to receive a recall kit for a free replacement product.”
Contigo has received a total of 427 reports of the spout detaching including 27 spouts found in children’s mouths.
Which kids’ bottles are impacted?
This recall involves Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles and replacement lids that were given to consumers as part of the August 2019 recall of this product.
The base and cover of the clear silicone spout will always be BLACK. Only black coloured spout base and spout cover models are included in this recall. Contigo is printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle.
The water bottles come in three sizes (13 ounce, 14 ounce and 20 ounce) and four colours (solid colour, graphics, stainless steel and stainless steel solid colours). The water bottles were sold individually as well as in two-packs and three-packs.
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