Mayborn USA has announced a voluntary recall of its Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups after receiving reports of children getting sick from mold growing in the cups’ valves.
This recall affects 3.1 million cups sold in the U.S. and an additional 227,000 sold in Canada.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC,) mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet and is infrequently cleaned. Mold ingestion poses a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in consumers with compromised immune systems.
Five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups are affected, all with a removable, one-piece white valve. The five types include:
First Sips Transition cup
Trainer Sippee cup
Sippee cup (including Cute Quips)
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-ounce 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. Affected cups were sold for $4-$7 from December 2014 through May 2016 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.
68 children have been affected so far from the mold found in the valve
So far, there have been 3,066 reports of mold in the removable, one-piece valve of the cups have been received by Mayborn USA. This includes 68 reports of kids suffering from vomiting, diarrhea or other symptoms related to drinking from a cup with mold in the valve.
Consumers are advised to stop using affected Sippee cups and to contact Mayborn for a free replacement cup. For more information, visit Tommee Tippee’s website or call 877-248-6922 anytime during the week and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET) Saturday.
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