Parents of young children will go out of their way to make sure their youngsters are safe. Whether that means doing the research before buying products for their children or removing harmful products from the house, parents are quick to ensure their kids won’t be exposed to harmful substances.
As such, the sweeping Green Sprouts recall has raised some alarms for parents in the US. Green Sprouts has recalled around 10,000 stainless steel sippy cups over lead poisoning concerns. Yes, you read that right: a product has been recalled over the fear of lead poisoning in 2022.
Green Sprouts has recalled 10,500 of its stainless steel sippy cup products according to a recent notice. The company, which advertises its emphasis on “natural parenting,” is based in North Carolina and is known as an upscale brand. The recall notice applies to three Green Sprouts items: “a stainless steel sippy cup, a stainless steel sippy cup with a straw, and a stainless steel straw bottle.”
The cups were sold in physical Buy Buy Baby and Whole Foods retail stores. They were carried in retailers across the continental United States. They could also be purchased online from Amazon and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
The bottles have been recalled because the base of the item can break off, revealing a solder dot that contains lead. This, in turn, could lead to a small child being exposed to lead. Why the company chose to use this design in a product intended for children is currently unknown.
Seven customers have reported the issue with the bottles breaking and revealing the solder dot. Luckily, there have been no reports of injuries from the issue yet. Green Sprouts has issued the recall out of an abundance of caution to prevent any children from being exposed to lead.
Exposure to lead is very dangerous. This heavy metal can cause health issues like high blood pressure and increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases. If you have one of these cups, get it away from your children immediately and discard it.
“Had we been aware that a component containing lead in these products could become accessible, we wouldn’t have put them on the market,” a statement from Green Sprouts reads. The company says it was told by a third-party lab that the solder dot wasn’t tested because it wasn’t accessible “under normal conditions.”