A baby products company that describes itself as “natural” is recalling 10,500 of its stainless steel toddler bottles and sippy cups that pose a risk of lead poisoning, the Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday. US Consumer
Three of Green Sprouts’ products are subject to the recall: its 6-ounce stainless steel sippy cup, its 8-ounce stainless steel straw bottle, which have tracking numbers 29218V06985 or 35719V06985, and its sippy cup. and 6-ounce stainless steel straw, which has tracking number 33020V06985, according to the withdrawal notice.
Tracking numbers are printed on the bottom of the bottles, which were sold in aqua, pink, green and navy colors, according to the notice.
The lower bases of the products can break and expose children to a welding point. a type of metal used to join metal surfaces —contains lead, he says.
“Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects,” the recall notice said.
So far, there have been seven reports of bottle bases breaking and exposing the weld point, but no injuries were reported, according to the recall notice.
“Consumers should immediately remove the removed stainless steel bottles and cups from the reach of children and discard the bottles and cups,” the notice says, adding that purchasers of the bottles can contact Green Sprouts for a full refund, and that the company is “reaching out to everyone.” directly known buyers”.
In a statement on social media, the company urged people who purchased the products to use a form on your website to get a refund.
green shoots said that the part of the product that contained lead had not been tested “because it is inaccessible under normal conditions of use.”
“Had we known that a lead-containing component in these products could become accessible, we would not have placed them on the market,” the company said. said. “We are assuming the costs and challenges of a #memory voluntarily because the health and safety of our customers must come first.”
The recalled products were sold at Whole Foods stores, Buy Buy Baby stores and on the Green Sprouts website, and on the Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond websites between January 2020 and September of this year.
While Green Sprouts is based in Asheville, North Carolina, the products subject to the recall were made in China, according to the notice.
On her website, Green Sprouts founder and president, Becky Cannon wrote the company has “holistic foundations” and is inspired by “the traditional Japanese approach to health and wellness.”