Tommee Tippee has recalled about 3.1 million sippee cups, more specifically, five types of spill-proof sippee cups with a removable, one-piece white valve. It is this valve that is the cause for the voluntary recall, as mold can develop on the piece “when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned,” according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
According to the CPSC, ingesting mold puts consumers with compromised immune systems at risk for gastrointestinal symptoms and infections. Mayborn USA, owner of Tommee Tippee, reports that it has received 3,066 reports of mold in the removable valve, which includes 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting, and other symptoms associated with drinking from the cup.
Customers in possession of any of the affected products are asked to stop using the recalled cups and contact Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup.
The cups were sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide including BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Kohl’s, Marshalls, Sam’s Club, Target, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart.
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