Millions of Sippy Cups Recalled Because of Mold Danger: What You Need to Know

Tommee Tippee issues voluntary recall on sippee spill-proof cups

Mommies, before you hand your tot their beloved drinking cup, make sure you read this first. Baby products manufacturer Tommee Tippee has issued a voluntary recall on certain Tommee Tippee spill-proof sippy cups due to potential exposure to mold. The decision to recall roughly 3.1 million products comes after Mayborn USA, owner of Tommee Tippee, received 3,066 reports of mold in its cups.

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) notes on its website that ingesting mold can cause serious health risks, including issues with the stomach, immune deficiency, and infections.

Here's what parents need to know.

1. Five types of Tommee Tippee Sippee cups are being recalled amid reports of mold -- including 68 reports of children suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms associated with ingestion of mold -- associated with this removable, one-piece valve inside the units. Close to 3.1 million sippy cups in the US are included in the recall, along with 227,000 sold in Canada.

Tommee Tippee issues voluntary recall on sippee spill-proof cups

2. The following sippy cups sold between December 2014 and May 2016 (in the US and Canada) that have the removable, one-piece white valve above are included in the recall:

  • First Sips Transition cup
  • Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers
  • Sippee cup (including Cute Quips)
  • Sportee bottle
  • Trainer Sippee cup

(Recalled Tommee Tippee products also include kits containing any of the sippy cups mentioned above.)

3. To determine whether your Tommee Tippee sippy cup (if mentioned above) is affected, remove the cup's lid to check the valve underneath. Consumers with a cup that has a solid white valve that snaps into the lid, as pictured below, are affected.

Tommee Tippee issues voluntary recall on sippee spill-proof cups

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4. Tommee Tippee advises those with a unit in question to immediately stop using the sippy cup -- even if it appears to be okay.

5. Customers with an affected sippy cup can receive a full replacement cup. You'll be able to choose between a Tommee Tippee Trainer Straw Cup (with no valve), or a Tommee Tippee Trainer Sippee Cup (with an easy-to-clean, two-piece valve). Tommee Tippee notes the replacement cups consumers will receive are for ages 6 months and up. If your existing cup is for a different age range, the manufacturer says you can still use the new cup lid with your old cup's base (they're interchangeable). Those with a Transition Straw Cup will receive a new cup lid with a straw. Should, however, you feel the straw's length will not be suitable, Tommee Tippee recommends you select the Trainer Sippee Cup.

6. To receive a full replacement cup, customers with a recalled product must complete an online form and follow the on-screen instructions. In addition, the affected cup lid with the white valve must be returned. (You can keep the base.)

7. You can contact Tommee Tippee toll-free at (877) 248-6922 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. You can also visit www.TommeeTippee.us for more information.

 

 

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