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As a correction to reports that detail where the recalled Green Sprouts Stainless-steel Bottles and cups were sold, we would like to clarify that these recalled products were not sold at Target or on Target.com.
Supporting the health and wellbeing of families and the natural world has been the top priority at Green Sprouts since our founding in 1982. In keeping with our mission to provide safe, intentionally designed goods that accessibly meet families’ needs while helping to protect the environment, we submit the natural materials we use and our products to the most stringent international testing standards available.
We use third-party, Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)-compliant labs that have been registered and approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ensure that testing of our products is completed without bias and per established regulations and agreed-upon safety standards. Based on our lab results and the knowledge we have today, our products continue to meet those standards.
We were recently made aware that our Stainless-Steel Sippy Cups, Sip & Straw Cups, and Straw Bottles were manufactured with a solder dot containing lead that creates a vacuum seal between the internal and external steel layers. Testing of this component was omitted by the CPSC-approved third party lab because this part of the product is inaccessible under normal use. Had we been aware that a component containing lead in these products could become accessible, we wouldn’t have put them on the market; now that we know, we are voluntarily recalling these products. There is negligible risk to the health and safety of users. We are undertaking the costs and challenges of this recall voluntarily because our customers’ health and safety must come first.
As we approach the redesign of these products, whose benefits for keeping drinks cold safely have made them a popular choice for parents, we will ensure that lead is not used as a soldering material, no matter whether it would be accessible.
If you have one of the Stainless-Steel products named above, please fill out the form below. We encourage you to use the plant-plastic and silicone lid and spout with other Green Sprouts cups and bottles, and you can safely dispose of the stainless-steel components in the trash.
Over the 40 years that we’ve been in business, we’ve continuously made new discoveries and are improving the safety of the materials we use and the way in which our products are manufactured every day. We are constantly learning and growing, and hope that you will continue to share in this process with us for the next 40 years—and beyond.
Name of Products
Sprout Ware Sippy Cup made from Plants and Stainless Steel (6oz)
Sprout Ware Sip & Straw Cup made from Plants and Stainless Steel (6oz)
Sprout Ware Straw Bottle made from Plants and Stainless Steel (8oz)
If base cap breaks off a solder dot containing lead is exposed.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stainless-Steel bottles with detachable base and fill out the form above. Used products returned from consumers will be destroyed.
For additional information, contact Green Sprouts, Inc. at 800-876-1574 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or email Green Sprouts at ContactUs@GreenSprouts.com.
Units: About 24,292 bottles in Green Sprouts inventory (in addition to about 358 bottles in Amazon’s warehouse inventory), about 8,917 bottles sold in the USA, about 340 bottles sold in Europe, about 144 bottles sold in Australia, and about 1,165 bottles sold in UAE.
The recalled Stainless-Steel bottles with detachable base are sold as a single-colored bottle item with one of three closure options: (1) a silicone sippy spout with colored plastic lid, collar and handles, (2) a silicone sippy spout with colored SproutWare lid, collar and handles, or (3) a silicone straw with SproutWare screw-on flip cap. The bottles are sold in one of two sizes, 8-ounces and 6-ounces. All stainless-steel bottles with a removeable base cover are affected including the colors Aqua, Pink, Green, Navy, and Grey.
CPSC and Green Sprouts, Inc. are aware of 6 reports of incidents where the base has detached from the bottle body. No injuries have been reported.
buybuyBaby and Whole Foods nationwide and online at amazon.com, buybuybaby.com and bedbathandbeyond.com.
Importer: Green Sprouts, Inc. of Asheville, N.C.
Manufactured in: China