Bottle manufacturer Contigo is recalling about 5.7 million of its Kids Cleanable Water Bottles over concerns that the spout can detach and choke children, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This is the second recall of the bottles for the same issue since August 2019, and includes the replacement lids issued after the first recall.
Contigo issued the latest recall after receiving 427 reports of the spouts detaching from the bottles. In 27 cases, the clear, silicone spout was found in the child’s mouth.
The recall affects bottles with black colored spout bases and spout covers, which were mainly sold in the U.S., but also in Canada and Mexico. The bottles come in three sizes (13-ounce, 14-ounce and 20-ounce) and in four colors (solid color, graphics, stainless steel, stainless steel solid colors). The water bottles were sold at Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and through various websites from April 2018 through Feb. 7, 2020. The bottles were sold individually and in three-packs for between $9 and $24.
Consumers with Kids Cleanable Water Bottles and replacement lids should stop using them immediately, take them away from children, and contact Contigo for a free replacement water bottle at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gocontigo.com/recall or www.gocontigo.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.