Barbara's Beat: Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cupsrecalled due to risk of mold exposure

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups
recalled due to risk of mold exposure

Recall Summary
Name of product:
Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups
 
Hazard:
Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned. The CPSC advises that mold ingestion poses a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in consumers with compromised immune systems.



Units
About 3.1 million (in addition, 227,000 were sold in Canada)

Description
This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups all with a removable, one-piece white valve. 

The five types include: 
  • First Sips Transition cup
  • Trainer Sippee cup
  • Sippee cup (including Cute Quips)
  • Sportee bottle
  • Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers

The plastic drinking cups have spill-proof tops, easy-grip sides with detachable handles and were sold in clear with colored lids and a variety of colors and character prints. Some of the cups include short phrases on the front of the cups including: “You Pour I’ll Fling,” or “Drink Drop Repeat.” The cups have a 7 to 10 oz. capacity and were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months. Only Tommee Tippee Sippee cups with a removable, one-piece white valve are included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries
Mayborn USA has received 3,066 reports of mold in the removable, one-piece, opaque valve of the Sippee cups, including 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms associated with drinking from a cup with mold in the valve.

Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups and contact Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup.

Sold at
BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Giant, Kohl’s, Marco Baby, Marshalls, Meijer, Sam’s Club, Ross Stores, Target, Bealls Outlet, Walgreens and Wal-Mart and other mass merchandise stores nationwide  and online at Amazon.com, Babyhaven.com, and Diapers.com from December 2014 through May 2016 for between $4 and $7.

Importer(s)
Mayborn USA Inc., of Norwood, Mass.

Manufactured in
China

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