RECALL: Children's Hydro Pro Water Bottles Violate Lead Paint Standard, Posing Health Risk
The water bottles were sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide and online through Amazon
Base Brands is recalling approximately 2,000 children's Reduce Hydro Pro water bottles.
The pink paint on the outside the bear water bottle contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
This recall involves Base Brands children's Reduce Hydro Pro Furry Friends water bottles. The 14-ounce, stainless steel insulated water bottles were sold in a pack of two bottles—a pink bottle with a character of a bear face and a gray bottle with the character of a lamb head.
The recalled water bottles have a removable lid gasket and a rubber carry strap. Reduce, 14oz/0.41L, and the company's website are printed on the blue or pink underside of the bottle.
Where and when were they sold?
These water bottles were sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide and online through Amazon from January 2018 through February 2018 for about $13 each.
No illnesses or other injuries related to this recall have been reported, to date.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children, and return them to any Costco store for a full refund. Costco and Amazon are contacting all known purchasers directly. Consumers who purchased a water bottle via Amazon should contact Base Brands for a free replacement water bottle, including shipping, or a full refund.
To find out more about this recall or the return/replacement process, contact Base Brands at (833) 600-2887.