It’s time to take a closer look at the water bottle your child is using because a popular brand has expanded an earlier recall. Contigo, along with the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has expanded a recall of its Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles citing a choking danger. Here’s what you need to know.
Earlier last year in August, the CPSC and Contigo issued a recall of its kids water bottle stating that the water bottle’s silicone spout may detach from the lid, which poses a choking risk to children. The recall included approximately 5.7 million bottles in the US, 157,000 units in Canada, and 28,000 sold in Mexico.
At that time, Contigo received 149 reports of the spout detaching, including 18 spouts found in children’s mouths. That number has risen in the past year to now amount to 427 reports of detached spouts and “27 spouts found in children’s mouths.” This increase has prompted an expansion of their recall.
“As a leading innovator of water bottles, travel mugs and kids bottles, Contigo puts safety and quality first,” a statement reads on the company website. “As part of our commitment to consumer safety, Contigo, in partnership with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is voluntarily recalling the lids of the Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottle.”
The recalled water bottles were sold at popular stores, including Target, Costco, and Walmart , between April 2018 through February 2020. They come in three sizes, including a 13 oz., 14 oz., and 20 oz. “The base and cover of the clear silicone spout will always be BLACK,” the CPSC said. “Only black color 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 CPSC is asking parents to “immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children and contact Contigo for inspection instructions and a free replacement lid.”