It’s officially back-to-school season but you may want to give your kid’s water bottle another look before sending them off to school, as Contigo has issued a voluntary recall of one of their popular kid’s water bottles. Nearly 6 million units of the Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles are being recalled due to a choking hazard on the bottle’s lid. Here is everything parents need to know about the recall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)’s official recall states that the water bottle’s silicone spout may detach from the lid, posing a choking risk to children. 5.7 million units have been recalled, in addition to about 157,000 sold in Canada and about 28,000 sold in Mexico. The affected bottles come in three sizes (13-ounce, 14-ounce and 20-ounce) and four bottle colors (solid color, graphics, stainless steel, and stainless steel solid colors). They were sold individually as well as in packs of two and three, retailing for $9-$24. The Contigo product was available at Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online on various websites from April 2018 through June 2019.
Though no injuries have yet been reported due to the issue, Contigo has received 149 reports of the spout detaching including 18 spouts found in children’s mouths. The CPSC says consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children and contact Contigo for inspection instructions and a free replacement lid. Contigo’s recall website also provides a video outlining the step-by-step process of checking if your water bottle’s lid is affected.
For immediate assistance, consumers can call Contigo consumer services at 1.888.262.0622 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm EST).
#Recall: @GoContigo 5.7 million Kids Cleanable Water Bottles. Silicone spouts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children; get free replacement lid. CONTACT: https://t.co/VdoQeCllps or 888-262-0622. Full recall notice: https://t.co/Ckt3VnIKZz pic.twitter.com/dYyDI6eSez
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) August 27, 2019