Children's Cups from Mayborn USA May Develop Mold on Drinking Valve

The company has received more than 3,000 reports of mold

Children's Cups from Mayborn USA May Develop Mold on Drinking Valve
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June 1, 2016

Potential contamination has led to a children's cup recall from Mayborn USA.

The company is recalling about 3.1 million spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups, all with a removable, one-piece white valve. Mold can develop inside this valve when it remains wet and is infrequently cleaned. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises that mold ingestion poses a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in consumers with compromised immune systems.

Mayborn has received more than 3,000 reports of mold, including nearly 70 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms associated with drinking from a cup with mold in the valve.

The recall includes five types of cups: First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), Sportee bottle and Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers. The plastic drinking cups have spill-proof tops, easy-grip sides with detachable handles, and were sold in clear with colored lids and a variety of colors and character prints. Some of the cups include short phrases on the front of the cups including You Pour I'll Fling or Drink Drop Repeat. The cups were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months.

Consumers could purchase these items at BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Giant, Kohl's, Marco Baby, Marshalls, Meijer, Sam's Club, Ross Stores, Target, Bealls Outlet, Walgreens and Wal-Mart and other mass merchandise stores nationwide and online from December 2014 through May 2016 for between $4 and $7.

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups and contact Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup.

Individuals with questions about this recall can contact Mayborn at (877) 248-6922.