Baby bottles containing toxic metal: 24,000 sippy cups nationwide have been recalled due to lead poisoning.
- Bottle bottoms can be broken off, exposing lead dots that are toxic to young children
- Concerns over the dot have led to 24,000 products being recalled.
- These were sold at major stores like Whole Foods and Target as well as Amazon.
Fears that sippy cups or baby bottles made of stainless steel are poisonous have led to the recall of thousands of these products.
The cups and bottles made by Green Sprouts may come apart and expose a lead-containing solder dot, posing a risk to children.
There have been no reports of injuries yet, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, but there have been seven cases in which the base broke.
Customers are encouraged to request a full refund for the $14-$19 bottles sold at Wholefoods, Target, and Amazon.
According to the CDC, high levels of lead exposure can cause irreversible brain damage in children, comas, convulsions, and even death. World Health Organization (WHO)
The agency states that children who have survived severe lead poisoning could be left with behavioral and intellectual disabilities.
LEAD EXPOSURE HAS HEALTH IMPACTS
It is not easy to identify lead exposure in children.
If there are suspicions that a child was exposed, parents should speak to their child’s healthcare provider about a blood sample.
Children younger than six years are at greater risk of lead poisoning because their bodies are still in development.
– Brain and nervous system damage;
– Slow growth and development
– Behavior and learning problems
– Speech and hearing problems
This can lead:
– Lowered IQ
– A decreased ability to pay attention.
– School underperformance
Green Sprouts North Carolina, which is based in North Carolina, stated that the affected products include approximately 24,000 products nationwide.
Products affected include a stainless-steel sippy cup, a stainless-steel sippy cup with straw and a stainless-steel straw bottle.
Bottles came in a variety of colors, including aqua, green, pink, or navy. They were available in six- and eight-ounce capacities for $14 to $19.
The bottles contain lead-containing solder dots that spark the recall. They are used to create a vacuum between internal and external layers.
Green Sprouts stated that they could not be tested because they are ‘inaccessible in normal use’.
These products were also sold at Buy Buy Baby and Bed Bath and Beyond as well as Drugstore and babyhaven.com from January 2020 through September 2018.
Customers are being asked to dispose of the bottoms of their bottles but to keep the plastic parts. They can. Apply You can request a full reimbursement from the company.
The recall involves bottles with the following tracking numbers on their base: 29218V06985, 35719V06985, and 33020V06985.
Green Sprouts stated in a statement that they were not aware of the possibility of a lead component in these products becoming accessible.
“Now that you know, we are recalling these products voluntarily.”
They also stated that lead would not be used to solder products, even though it might be possible.
DailyMail.com reached out to Green Sprouts for comment.
All bottles for babies undergo testing in approved labs by the Consumer Product Safety Commission before being sold.