One company has recalled about 10,500 bottles and cups for toddlers due to concerns that children could get lead poisoning if any part of the product breaks. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Said.
The bottoms of these bottles and cups, made by Green Sprouts, can peel off, exposing solder dots containing lead, the committee said in a Wednesday post, which could pose a poison hazard to children. rice field.
According to the commission, no injuries have been reported, but the company is aware of seven incidents in which the base was destroyed.
“Lead is toxic when ingested by young children and can have adverse health effects,” the committee said.
Consumers should remove bottles and cups from children immediately and dispose of them, the commission said.
and Website statement, Green Sprouts said: We are voluntarily assuming the costs and challenges of this recall because the health and safety of our customers must come first. “
The company says the part hasn’t been tested in a safety lab because the lead-containing solder dots aren’t supposed to be accessible under normal use.
“As we get closer to redesigning these products, lead has become a popular choice for parents as it has the advantage of keeping drinks safe and cold, so whether it is available or not, lead can be used as a soldering material. We will keep it from being used,” said Green Sprouts. Said.
The plant-plastic and silicone lids and spouts can be reused in other Green Sprouts cups and bottles, the company said.
The recalled products sold in aqua, green, navy and pink are available in 6 oz and 8 oz sizes. It was available from January 2020 through September 2022 at Buy Buy Baby and Whole Foods stores and online at Amazon, Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath & Beyond, according to the commission.
The commission said Green Sprouts is “directly contacting all known purchasers.” Anyone who purchased the product can contact the company for a refund.
Exposure to high levels of lead in children can lead to coma, convulsions, and even death. According to the World Health OrganizationThe neurological and behavioral effects are believed to be irreversible.
“Children who survive severe lead poisoning can be left with intellectual and behavioral disabilities,” the WHO statement said.