Choking Hazards Could Lead to Serious Injury or Death
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Children’s water bottles made by Contigo pose a huge and unnecessary risk of a choking hazard that could lead to severe injuries or deaths. Accordingly, 5.7 million water bottles manufactured and sold by Contigo must be recalled at this time. The ubiquitous water bottles no longer appear on store shelves because retailers began removing them because of the possibility a child could choke on a small piece that becomes dislodged from the unit. Supermarkets and national retailers such as Walmart, Costco, and Target offered the items for sale before the recall campaign began. CBS 42 reported that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is working with Contigo to prevent injuries from their defective water bottles.
According to CBS 42, the recalled kids’ water bottles shipped between April 2018 and June of 2019. Additionally, Contigo recalled a variety of sizes of the water bottles, including the 13, 14, and 20-ounce sizes. Retailers sold the bottles individually or as a combination pack in two and threes. Various graphics and colors adorned the outside of the bottles. Anyone owning a Contigo bottle matching these descriptions may consult Contigo directly or visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s webpage for additional instructions.
Parents should remove the recalled bottles from children immediately because of the substantial risk that a child will choke on the silicone mouthpiece or spout. Contigo received 149 complaints about the silicone spout coming off of the bottle. Shockingly, the company received 18 complaints from parents indicating their children had the spouts in their mouths. There were no reports of any choking incidents.
Contigo did not indicate how or why the silicone spout would fall out of the secure bottle topper. Additionally, there was no information about the age of the children who had the entire spout in their mouths. Notwithstanding, the children – and their parents – are very fortunate to survive without sustaining a debilitating injury or choking to death.
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