Sippee cups recalled due to risk of mold
There are two recent product recalls that could impact local families.
Tommee Tippee Sippee Cups
Tommee Tippee has recalled approximately 3.1 million sippee cups due to risk of mold exposure. Consumers should immediately stop using the product.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.
Only Tommee Tippee Sippee cups with a removable, one-piece white valve are included in this recall. The cups were sold at BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Kohl’s, Marshalls, Sam’s Club, Ross, Target, Walgreens and Walmart as well as through many online retailers such as Amazon.
The recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups: First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), Sportee bottle and 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.
Tommee Tippee is owned by Mayborn USA, which 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.
A free replacement cup can be requested by calling 877-248-6922 or visiting www.tommeetippee.us.
Osprey Child Backpack Carriers
Osprey has recalled approximately 31,000 of its child backpack carriers due to a fall hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier.
This recall involves the Poco AG, Poco AG Plus and Poco AG Premium model child backpack carriers. These nylon carriers come in seaside blue, ivy green and black. They have a metal frame and a gray padded child’s seat inside. The back of the carrier also has an upper zippered pocket and a lower zipped compartment, along with a stretch pocket in the middle. The production date code identifying when the carrier was manufactured is stamped on a black label sewn in the interior of the large lower zippered compartment in the back of the carrier. Recalled carriers have a production date code of S16SB03, S16SB04, S16SB05, S16SB06 or S16SB07. “Osprey” is printed on the back at the top of the carrier. The model name is printed on the back at the bottom.
Consumers should immediately inspect the buckles on both straps of the carrier harness to determine if there is a cut in the plastic buckle on one or both straps. If the buckle is cut, consumers should immediately stop using the carrier and contact Osprey for a free replacement or full refund. Consumers also may contact Osprey and return the carrier for inspection. If the buckle is cut, consumers will receive a replacement or full refund.
Call 800-303-1350 or visit www.OspreyPacks.com.