Green Sprouts has issued a voluntary recall on about 10,500 toddler cups and bottles due to a lead poisoning hazard.
在周五, the company announced that the recall involves its 6 盎司. Stainless Steel Sippy Cup, 6 盎司. Sip & Straw Cup and 8 盎司. Stainless Steel Straw Bottle, according to a notice from the 我们. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
“The recalled stainless-steel bottles and cups bottom base can break off, exposing a solder dot that contains lead, posing a lead poisoning hazard to the child,” the alert stated. “Lead is toxic if ingested by young children, and can cause adverse health effects.”
CPSC reported seven incidents of the bottles’ base breaking off exposing the solder dot, but no injuries were reported.
Green Sprouts said the CPSC-approved third party lab that approved the bottles didn’t test that component of their products because that part is inaccessible under normal use.
“Had we been aware that a component containing lead in these products could become accessible, we wouldn’t have put them on the market,” the company said in a statement. “There is negligible risk to the health and safety of users. We are undertaking the costs and challenges of this recall voluntarily because our customers’ health and safety must come first.”
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“As we approach the redesign of these products, we will ensure that lead is not used as a soldering material, no matter whether it would be accessible,” 声明继续.
Customers who purchased the recalled products are urged to immediately take the bottles and cups away from children and dispose of them. 此外, customers can contact Green Sprouts for a full refund.
根据 食品药品监督管理局, most intentional uses of lead in products and processes are banned in the United States, 包括 “use of lead solder to seal the external seams of metal cans.”
然而, the agency says that lead can contaminate our food supply because it is non-biodegradable. Lead exposure can affect all ages, but it can affect children more because it can harm their health and development, specifically the brain and nervous system.
“Neurological effects from high levels of lead exposure during early childhood include learning disabilities, behavior difficulties, and lowered IQ,” the FDA states. “Because lead can accumulate in the body, even low-level chronic exposure can be hazardous over time. For adults, chronic lead exposure is associated with kidney dysfunction, hypertension, and neurocognitive effects.”