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Toddler sippy bottles and cups sold nationwide pose lead-poisoning risk

Green Sprouts is recalling thousands of stainless steel bottles and sippy cups sold nationwide because the base of the products may break down, putting children at risk of lead-poisoning.

The Asheville, North Carolina, company has received seven reports of bottles cracking at the base, exposing lead-containing solder dots that could be ingested by young children, according to a recall notice posted Friday by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. Poisonous when ingested. , No one was reported to be injured.

The recall comes on the heels of a recent report from US PIRG, which found a large number of recalled products still on the market, “Children’s products recalled for lead – banned since 1970s” A toxic substance,” Deva Gowda, assistant director of Kids in Danger, said in a release earlier this month.

US According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no level of lead is considered safe in children; even low levels in the blood harm a child’s ability to learn, pay attention and do well in school.

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Green Sprouts recalls products

Green Sprouts Inc.


According to the CPSC, the Green Sprouts recall affected approximately 10,500 cups and bottles sold from January 2020 through September 2022 at Buy Buy Baby and Whole Foods stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, buybuybaby.com and bedbathandbeyond.com. release.

According to a separate release issued by Green Sprouts, the products are also sold online at babyhaven.com, drugstore.com and target.com.

Consumers were urged to keep and discard the recalled products away from children when contacting Green Sprouts for a refund or store credit. The company can be contacted at 800-876-1574, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by email at ContactUs@GreenSproouts.com. It can also be accessed online here.

The recall covers the following three Made-in China products with one of the following tracking numbers on the bottom of the base: 29218V06985, 35719V06985, and 33020V06985:

6-Ounce Sprout Ware Sippy Cup

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Green Sprouts Recalled Stainless Steel Sippy Cup

US Consumer Product Safety Commission


6-Ounce Sprout Ware Sip & Straw Cup

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Green Sprouts Recalled Stainless Steel Sip & Straw Cup

US Consumer Product Safety Commission


8-Ounce Sprout Ware Straw Bottle

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Recollected Green Sprouts Stainless Steel Straw Bottle

US Consumer Product Safety Commission


Green Sprouts said in a separate release, “As we redesign these products, whose benefits of keeping drinks safely cold have made them a popular choice for parents, we will ensure that Lead is not used as a soldering material.”

The company encouraged customers to continue using the recalled product’s plant-plastic and silicone lids and spout with other Green Sprouts cups and bottles, while disposing of the stainless steel components in the trash.

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