Parents of very small children tend to be very careful, but they rightly assume that all of th products made for their new baby or toddler have been properly tested and are safe. However, one of the largest manufacturers of baby and children’s products has recalled a lot of its products because of the possibility of mold contamination.
At the end of last week Mayborn USA issued a voluntary Sippy cup recall of 3.1 million Tommee Tippee cups. This massive recall is for virtually all of their children’s spill-proof cups. The recall includes five different types of 7- and 10-ounce cups, including the following:
- First Sips Transition cups;
- Trainer Sippee cups;
- Sippee cups;
- Sportee bottles; and
- Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers.
All of the cups are made of plastic, they have spill-proof tops with a white one-piece removable valve. They have easy-grip sides with detachable handles and come in a number of colors, character prints or short phrases on the from of the cups. They are manufactured for children ages 4 to 12 months old.
According to the announcement from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the cups were sold in the United States and Canada between December 2014 and May 2016, for $4-7 at many large and small retailers, including CVS, Kohl’s, Walmart, Target and Ross stores, as well as online at Amazon and a number of baby product websites.
According to a statement from Mayborn USA, the cups are being pulled because mold can develop on the removable valve inside the cups if they are not frequently cleaned and they remain wet or moist. The recall was initiated based on more than 3,000 reports from consumers, who complained of mold in the valves. Among those reports were 68 reports of children becoming ill from using the cups.
Back in February, parents swarmed the Tommee Tippee Facebook page, posting photos and accounts of discovering mold in the cups, and the company promised at the time that it would be launching a new type of cup in the coming months.
The illnesses that were reported were consistent with children drinking from a cup containing mold, which can include severe abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Consumers who have these cups are being asked to stop using cups with a one-piece white valve and they are offering to replace the cups for free.
Contact a Defective Product Attorney in San Antonio
If you have one of these cups, follow the recall instructions and replace the cup. If your child has become sick after using one of these Sippee cups, take them to a doctor right away. If they are diagnosed with an illness and it is believed that this or any other baby product is the reason, please contact the defective product attorneys at Hill Law Firm as soon as possible, so that we can investigate and advise you of what you can do to protect your rights and the rights of your loved ones. Call for a free case evaluation today!