Before your child goes to daycare or school, be sure to check the water bottle in their backpack or lunchbox: Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled because of a “potential choking hazard”.
On August 27, Contigo, in conjunction with The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has voluntarily recalled about 5.7 million water bottles after receiving 149 reports of the spout coming off unexpectedly. According to the CPSC recall announcement, 18 spouts were found in children’s mouths. “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children and contact Contigo for inspection instructions and a free replacement lid,” states the recall notice.
The Contigo recall announcement says that you can order a free replacement lid if you purchased a Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottle from April 2018 through June 2019. If your child has been injured, however, you may want to keep the bottle and contact an attorney. On its Facebook page, Contigo says it “puts safety and quality first…We sincerely apologize to our consumers for the inconvenience. Child safety is of the utmost importance to Contigo® and we have worked quickly to correct this issue and provide a solution.”
If your child has suffered a choking injury due to a Contigo water bottle, you may be entitled to recover damages from the party or parties responsible. Child-injury lawyer Jeffrey Killino is dedicated to helping children and families obtain the compensation they deserve. Contact Jeffrey Killino at 877-875-2927 to learn about your legal options.
Contigo Bottles Recalled
To date, “no injuries have been reported” but “out of an abundance of caution,” the company has urged consumers to see if their water bottle lid is affected, according to Contigo.
Contigo’s water bottles, which were made in China, were sold nationwide to retailers, including Costco, Target and Walmart. About 157,000 bottles were sold in Canada and approximately 28,000 sold in Mexico. They were also sold online. The bottles were sold in singles, two-packs and three-packs in three sizes (13, 14 and 20 ounce) and four colors (solid, graphics, stainless steel and stainless steel solid). The word “Contigo” is printed on the rim and near the bottom at the front of the bottle. All of the recalled models ONLY have a black spout base and black spout cover.
Choking is a leading cause of death in toddlers and infants: One U.S. child chokes to death approximately every five days; and 75 percent of choking deaths occur in children under the age of 3 years. Health experts say that any object smaller than your child’s fist is a hazard and since a child’s airway is small, it can be obstructed more easily than an adult’s.
Nationally-recognized child injury attorney Jeffrey Killino has handled a wide variety of choking injuries. Our experienced attorneys, paralegals, and investigators share the goal of helping injured families win the compensation they need and the justice they deserve. If your child has been hurt or killed in a preventable accident caused by negligence or a defective product, call us today at 1-877-875-2927.