Products Liability Law Daily 5.7M Contigo Kids water bottles recalled for choking hazard
News
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5.7M Contigo Kids water bottles recalled for choking hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Recall involves water bottles and replacement lids that were provided as part of a previous recall of this product.

Contigo USA, of Chicago, Illinois, has recalled around 5.7 million Contigo Kids cleanable water bottles because the water bottle’s clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. An additional 157,000 water bottles were sold in Canada, and about 28,000 were sold in Mexico (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-074, February 19, 2020).

Note:These water bottles were previously recalled in August 2019 (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 19-186, August 27, 2019 [see Products Liability Law Daily’s August 27, 2019 analysis]).

Incidents and injuries. Contigo has received a total of 427 reports of the spout detaching, including 27 spouts found in children’s mouths. In August 2019, the number of reports the company received was 149.

Product description. This recall involves Contigo Kids cleanable water bottles and replacement lids that were given to consumers as part of the August 2019 recall of this product. The base and cover of the clear silicone spout will always be BLACK. Only black colored spout base and spout cover models are included in this recall. "Contigo" is printed on the rim and along the front, near the bottom of the bottle. The water bottles come in three sizes (13 ounces, 14 ounces, and 20 ounces) and four colors (solid color, graphics, stainless steel, and stainless steel solid colors). The water bottles were sold individually, as well as in two-packs and three-packs.

These children’s water bottles, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Costco, Walmart, Target, and other stores nationwide, and online on various websites from April 2018 through February 2020 for between $9 and $24.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled water bottles and the replacement lids provided in the previous recall immediately, take them away from children, and contact Contigo for a free water bottle. Consumers who received replacement lids in the previous recall should contact Contigo for the new water bottle.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Contigo toll-free at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.gocontigo.com/recall or www.gocontigo.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page.

Companies: Contigo USA

MainStory: TopStory ProductRecallsNews ChildrensProductsNews

Back to Top

Interested in submitting an article?

Submit your information to us today!

Learn More

Product Liability Law Daily: Breaking legal news at your fingertips

Sign up today for your free trial to this daily reporting service created by attorneys, for attorneys. Stay up to date on product liability legal matters with same-day coverage of breaking news, court decisions, legislation, and regulatory activity with easy access through email or mobile app.