Product Safety Recall: Consumers Urged to Stop Using BRITA Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

  
     
Company Receives 25 Reports of Broken or Cracked Lids
August 19, 2014

Product recallBRITA is recalling its line of hard-sided water filter bottles for youngsters because of a risk of injury.  The company says the bottles’ lids can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard

Four styles of bottles are subject to the recall and feature the characters Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

According to a release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the bottles were sold for between $13 and $19 at  Alaska Housewares, Associated Food Stores, Bartell Drug, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Quidsi, Royal Ahold, Shopko, Target, US Navy Exchange, Walmart Stores, and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Target.com. Hello Kitty bottles were sold from February 2014 through July 2014. Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bottles were sold from June 2013 through July 2014.

Consumers who bought the products are urged to stop using them and contact the 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.


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