Six months ago, Contigo recalled 5.7 million kids’ water bottles that posed a choking hazard to children. Now, the company is issuing an entirely new recall focused on the replacement lids for those bottles. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally recognized law firm has a history of helping consumers secure compensation after they have been injured due to faulty products. We vigorously investigate cases and work to provide our clients with the closure and justice they deserve in these cases.
What Is Happening With The Contigo Bottle Recall?
Maybe we can forgive companies when they realize they have a problem with their product if they take prompt steps to remedy the issue. You may not remember, but six months ago, Contigo recalled 5.7 million kids’ water bottles because the spouts posed choking hazards. Recalls are not unheard of, and they often occur even if nobody is harmed due to the faulty product.
Contigo issued replacement lids for the recalled bottles. However, we have now learned that the company has issued a voluntary recall on the replacement lids that were sent to consumers, according to a recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
According to the recall notice, “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and the replacement lids provided in the previous recall, take them away from children, and contact Contigo for a free water bottle.”
The recall notice said that the company has received 427 reports of the spout detaching from the bottle. 27 spouts were reportedly found inside children’s mounts. In this recall, the base and cover of the clear silicone spout are black. The word “Contigo” is printed on the rim of the bottle and along the front of the bottom of the bottle.
While we are glad that proactive measures are being taken to get these products out of the hands of consumers, we would have much rather preferred that Contigo developed a proper and working solution after the first recall.
There are various reasons why products get recalled. In some cases, products have a defective design from the beginning that somehow gets past initial testing. In other cases, products are damaged or altered during the manufacturing process, rendering them unsafe for consumers. There are also times when products are improperly labeled, misleading consumers about how to use them. This can include missing ingredients, improper dosages, side effects, and more.
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