Check your children's stash of water bottles for the Contigo brand. Certain models are being recalled all over the country for a design flaw that allows the spout to come off unexpectedly.
Contigo is recalling over 5,700,000 water bottles marketed under the brand name "Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottle" in a variety of colors and materials. The recalled items are a choking hazard due to a removable spout that can come off in a child's mouth. Products will bear the name "Contigo" along the bottom half of the bottle and have a distinctive black base and cover for the silicone spout.
To date, 149 reports of the spout coming off unexpectedly have been filed with Contigo. According to the official recall announcement, 18 spouts were found in children's mouths.
Recalled Item: Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottle (13-, 14-, and 20-ounce models) that come in solid colors, graphic prints and stainless steel, with a black base and cover for the clear silicone spout. Visit the Contigo recall website for videos on how to identify recalled bottles.
Production Time: The recalled bottles were sold between April 2018 and June 2019.
Retailers: These items are sold nationwide at large retailers like Wal-Mart, Costco, and Target. They are also available to purchase online.
Recall Remedy: Discontinue use of the products immediately and contact Contigo for a replacement lid.
Recall Number: 19-186
Manufacturer Information: Manufactured in China
If you have one of the recalled water bottles, you can contact Contigo through their website or by calling them on a weekday at (888) 262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. A replacement lid will be mailed to you at no charge. Dispose of the faulty lid immediately. You can report any adverse effects from using this product by clicking on the blue button at the bottom of the recall announcement here.
For more information about this recall, go to the Contigo recall website or visit the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of Contigo.
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