STATES CHRONICLE – A mold risk situation has made a Mayborn USA manufacturer receive over 3,500 total (from the US and Canada) reports of mold accumulation in one of their product lines. Around 70 children got ill after using the moldy spill-proof cups.
Friday, a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported 3.1 million and an additional 227,000 Canada sold Tommee Tippee Sippy spill-proof cups must be returned due to the mold hazard that develops on the one-piece, removable white valve of these cups.
When the valves remain wet or moist, or they are not frequently cleaned, mold is created and poses a threat to childrens’ health or to compromised immune systems of consumers entering in contact with them.
The only remedy for this problem is the total replacement. Consumers should immediately stop using five types of Tommee Tippee Sippy spill-proof cups and return them by accessing the online form at www.tommeetippee.us or call the toll-free number 877-248-6922 for more information.
The five types of mold risk cups to be returned are the First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippy cup, Sippee cup (including the Cute Quips), plus the Sportee bottle and the Insulated Swiggle/Sipple tumblers.
Children infected (by the accumulated mold) after drinking from the spill-proof cups experienced diarrhea, vomiting, and few other symptoms.
The cups were sold from December 2014 to May 2016 across Amazon (online), Wall-mart, Target, Walgreens and other nationwide mass merchandise stores.
The Cramlington, Northumberland (WSPA) Tommee Tippee manufacturer says the mold risk is generated by improper use or infrequent cleaning. Ingesting the mold fungus will lead to gastrointestinal or infections problems.
Only the white one-piece removable valve cups will be returned, other Tommee Tippee cups with a different valve do not pose a threat since they’re not affected by this issue.
Death, injuries and other damages caused by consumer product incidents amount to an annual $1 trillion bill for the nation.
The CPSC is the governmental agency assigned to protect the public from health risks and other injuries associated with the use of consumer products. The most frequent risks are fire, electrical, chemical and mechanical.
Over the past 40 years, the agency has ensured consumer safety from the most common products like cigarette lighters, power tools, household chemicals, toy, and cribs that had death or other hazardous injuries associated.