According to the United States Consumer Device Safety Commission, a manufacturer of bottles and cups for toddlers has recalled around 10,500 of those products due to the risk of lead poisoning to children in the event that a piece of the product breaks off.
According to a post made by the commission on Wednesday, the bases of the bottles and cups in question, which were produced by Green Sprouts, have the potential to detach, therefore exposing a solder dot that is tainted with lead and providing a risk of lead poisoning to youngsters.
The commission has said that there have been no reports of injuries, but the corporation is aware of seven separate cases in which the base has broken.
According to the commission’s findings, “Lead is poisonous if it is swallowed by young children, and it may produce serious health impacts.”
According to the commission’s recommendation, consumers should immediately remove the bottles and cups from the reach of youngsters and dispose of them.
Green Sprouts published a statement on their website stating, “There is zero danger to the health and safety of users.” Because the health and safety of our consumers is our top priority, we have decided to voluntarily assume all of the expenses and problems associated with this recall.
According to the firm, the solder dot, which is known to contain lead, is designed to be unreachable while the product is being used normally. As a result, this piece of the product was not examined by a safety lab.
According to the manufacturer, the plant-plastic and silicone cover and spout may be recycled and reused with other Green Sprouts cups and bottles.
The recalled items came in 6- and 8-ounce quantities and were available in pink, aqua, green, and navy blue colours respectively. According to the commission, they might be purchased at physical locations of Buy Buy Baby and Whole Foods, as well as online at Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, and Bed Bath & Beyond, between the months of January 2020 and September 2022.
Green Sprouts is “contacting all known buyers personally,” according to the commission’s statement. Customers who have already purchased the items may request refunds by getting in touch with the firm.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), children who are exposed to high amounts of lead might have comas, convulsions, and possibly die as a result of their exposure. It is considered that the impacts on the nervous system and on behaviour cannot be reversed.
According to a statement issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), “children who survive severe lead poisoning may be left with intellectual impairment and behavioural abnormalities.”