Oh boy! Check your pantries and your cabinets because Tommee Tippee, in cooperation with the CPSC, has announced a massive recall of 3.3 million Tommee Tippee spill-proof cups because of mold.
This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups all with a removable, one-piece white valve. The five types include: 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.
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.
Mayborn USA 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.
These cups were sold between December 2014 and May 2016 in the U.S. and Canada.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups and contact Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup.
For information, go to www.tommeetippee.us and click on the recall button at the bottom of homepage for more information and/or toll-free at anytime during the week and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday.