Recall alert! Children's water bottle could pose DANGEROUS hazard!
I never noticed how many recalls there are for kids products until I had children of my own. Now I'm always on the lookout. For example, I just found out that about 242,000 Brita children's water filter bottles have been recalled after the company received complaints about lids breaking or cracking. What makes these breaks or cracks so dangerous is that the lids can end up with sharp points that can pierce or cut a child.
Please read on to find out more about the recall and what you can do to keep the kiddies in your life safe.
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Thank goodness that although there have been reports of 35 lids breaking or cracking, there have been no reported injuries thus far. Here's what you need to know about the recall:
- Four children's water bottles have been recalled all together. The recalled bottles include a violet bottle with Dora the Explorer, a pink bottle with Hello Kitty, a blue bottle with SpongeBob Square Pants and a green bottle with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- At the time of purchase the bottles had a removable plastic wrap on them with the model number BB07 on them and UPC codes 60258-35883 for Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 for the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 for the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- If you have one of these bottles or suspect you have one of these bottles, stop using it immediately.
- You can get in touch with Brita to get pre-paid postage to send the bottles back for a full refund.
- For more information, you can call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click "Safety Recall" for more information.
I hope this information helps. What's kind of pointless is the info that was on the removable plastic wrap at the time of purchase of the bottles. How many parents keep that stuff? I know I don't, so if you have a bottle that meets these descriptions, but you don't know or remember what the heck the wrap said, then I say better safe than sorry. Get in touch with Brita.
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