5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Recalled for Potential Choking Hazard
Check your kids' lunch boxes now.
Beverage container company Contigo announced Tuesday they're recalling nearly six million kids water bottles because of a potential choking hazard.
In the company's recall, Contigo states that 5.7 million of their Kids Cleanable Water Bottles could be a hazard to young users. The bottles' silicone spout may detach from the lid, which could end up in a child's mouth and cause them to choke.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an additional 157,000 of these water bottles were sold in Canada, and another 28,000 were sold in Mexico.
The recall comes after Contigo received 149 reports of the spout coming off the bottle. Of those, 18 spouts were found in children's mouths.
Bottles in the recall include their 13-, 14,- and 20-ounce bottles that were sold individually, as well as in two- and three-packs. The brand name is printed on the rim of the bottle and along the front, near the bottom of the bottle, Contigo said in its recall. The base of the lid and the spout cover are black on all recalled bottles. Images of the recalled bottles can be viewed here.
The recalled bottles were sold in stores like Costco, Walmart, and Target, as well as other stores and online retailers between April 2018 and June 2019. Prices ranged from $9 to $24.
If you believe your child has one of these bottles, stop using it immediately, and keep the bottles out of a child's reach. Contigo will send you a free replacement lid if you make a formal request.
To do that, you can call Contigo toll-free at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gocontigo.com/recall. You can also visit www.gocontigo.com and follow the link for "Recalls" at the bottom of the page.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we encourage consumers to find out if they have an affected water bottle lid and order a free replacement lid," Contigo officials said in a statement. "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience."