Contigo Recalls 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles ‘Potential Choking Hazard’
Check your kids’ lunchboxes and backpacks.
Contigo announced Tuesday that it is recalling the lids on 5.7 million of its Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles because the spouts pose a potential choking hazard.
According to the voluntary recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website, the bottles were sold at retailers nationwide including Target, Walmart and Costco between April 2018 and June 2019.
“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,” the recall notice states.
There have been no reported injuries, Contigo said in a statement on its website at www.gocontigo.com/recall.
However, Contigo has received 149 reports of the spout detaching including 18 spouts found in children’s mouths, according to the recall notice.
“Contigo identified that the water bottle’s clear silicone spout in some cases may detach from the lid posing a potential choking hazard,” the company statement said. “But, 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.”
The affected water 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), according to the notice. They were sold individually and in packs of two and three.
The Contigo recall website outlines how to tell if you have one of the affected bottles and a step-by-step video.
For questions, call the Contigo consumer services team at 888-262-0622 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
By Kelly Tyko [USA Today]