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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Klean Kanteen Recall
I'm upset!! I just received an email from CPSC that Klean Kanteen is recalling its Sports Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts. Since the SIGG brouhaha last year, we've migrated to Klean Kanteen. I was able to purchase Naima's bottles from Babysteals (excellent site!) and purchased the sports cap from Amazon. I'm not too happy to learn that these caps are now the subject of a recall! There is no official Klean Kanteen distributor in the Philippines. I went to Klean Kanteen's recall website and filled up the customer's form - which luckily allowed international customers! Hopefully, the new spouts will get to the Philippines. We still love our Klean Kanteens and happily, the newer ones I purchased (again from Babysteals - you can tell I love that site!) came with the 3.0 sports cap!
*Update 29 July 2010. Medela Mom Maricel is the exclusive distributor of Klean Kanteen in the Philippines. You can contact her through the Medela House.
Details of the recall below: Klean Kanteen Recalls Water Bottle Spouts Due to Choking Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts
Units: About 1.2 million in the United States and 102,000 in Canada
Manufacturer: Klean Kanteen Inc., of Chico, Calif.
Hazard: The water bottle spouts can break or crack, posing a choking hazard to children and adults.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of incidents of the water bottle spouts breaking or cracking in children's mouths as they were drinking from the bottles. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Sport Cap 2.0 water bottle spouts are made of black plastic and have an attachment loop. "Klean Kanteen" is stamped into the side of the cap.
Sold at: Outdoor sports stores, including LLBean, and grocery and specialty stores nationwide, and on the Web at www.llbean.com from April 2009 through April 2010 for $5 for the spout and between $15 and $28 when sold with a stainless steel water bottle.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Klean Kanteen to receive a free mailing envelope to return the water bottle spout and to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Klean Kanteen toll-free at (877) 546-9063 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.kleankanteen.com/safetynotice