Six months after Contigo recalled 5.7 million water bottle lids due to a potential choking hazard, the company has been forced to replace the new lids for the same issue.
More than 400 parents wrote in to complain about the clear silicone spout on the water bottles popping off while in use. Twenty-seven of those complaints alleged that the spout actually became lodged in the mouths of the children using the bottles.
It’s rare for a product to be recalled twice; usually, the company takes pains to ensure that the fix they provide 100% safe.
Unfortunately for Contigo, the replacement lids sent to consumers during the first recall of this product, which happened in August 2019, pose the same choking risk.
The Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottle with a clear silicone spout and a black base is the only model included in this recall.
The bottles were sold at a number of big box retailers, including Costco, Target, and Walmart, from April 2018 to February 2020. The bottles retailed for anywhere between $9 and $24.
These bottles may be 13, 14, or 20 ounces and came in 4 different colors. The important thing to remember is that only the lids with a black base for the silicone spout are defective.
You should immediately stop using these water bottles because of the high choking hazard to children. You can 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 for more information.
The company will provide free replacements bottles to customers who purchased the Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles. That includes parents who already received the faulty replacement bottle following the August recall.