Name of Product: Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups
Hazard: Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned. The CPSC advises that mold ingestion poses a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in consumers with compromised immune systems.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups and contact Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup.
Consumer Contact: Online at www.tommeetippee.us and click on the recall button at the bottom of homepage for more information and/or toll-free at 877-248-6922 anytime during the week and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday.
Units: About 3.1 million (in addition, 227,000 were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups all with a removable, one-piece white valve. The five types include: First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), Sportee bottle and Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers. The plastic drinking cups have spill-proof tops, easy-grip sides with detachable handles and were sold in clear with colored lids and a variety of colors and character prints. Some of the cups include short phrases on the front of the cups including: "You Pour I'll Fling," or "Drink Drop Repeat." The cups have a 7 to 10 oz. capacity and were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months.
Only Tommee Tippee Sippee cups with a removable, one-piece white valve are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: Mayborn USA has received 3,066 reports of mold in the removable, one-piece, opaque valve of the Sippee cups, including 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms associated with drinking from a cup with mold in the valve.
Sold at: BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Giant, Kohl's, Marco Baby, Marshalls, Meijer, Sam's Club, Ross Stores, Target, Bealls Outlet, Walgreens and Wal-Mart and other mass merchandise stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Babyhaven.com, and Diapers.com from December 2014 through May 2016 for between $4 and $7.
Importer: Mayborn USA Inc., of Norwood, Mass.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/58572r-eng.php
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