Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), PROFECO and Contigo have expanded their original recall to include nearly 6 million water bottles after identifying that the product’s silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. Only water bottles with a black colour spout base and black colour spout cover are included in this recall.
While the original recall included bottles sold between April 2018 to June 2019, it now calls into question all products of this model sold up until February 7, 2020. The water bottle can be identified by the Contigo printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle. Affected water bottles were sold in three sizes (13 ounce, 14 ounce and 20 ounce) and four styles (solid, graphic print, stainless steel and stainless steel with solid colours). The water bottles were sold individually as well as in two-packs and three-packs.
As of February 17, 2020, the company has received 81 reports of the spout detaching in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 427 reports of the spout detaching and no reports of injuries.
What should you do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children and contact Contigo for inspection instructions and a free replacement product.