Brita Recalls Children's Water Bottles for Safety Hazard

Water Bottles Recalled for Safety

WASHINGTON -- Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

The company said Tuesday that the lid of the hard-sided bottles can break into pieces with sharp points.

Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.

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The recalled bottles include a violet bottle with Dora the Explorer, a pink bottle with Hello Kitty, a blue bottle with SpongeBob Square Pants and a green bottle with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each bottle has a Brita logo and white lid.

The bottles are 6 inches tall and hold 15 ounces of liquid. They have fold-up straws and filters that sit inside the straw below the lid.

The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has model number BB07. The following UPC codes were used: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The bottles were priced between about $13 and $19. They were sold online at Amazon.com (AMZN), Target (TGT) and Drugstore.com. They were sold at stores including Alaska Housewares, Associated Food Stores, Bartell Drug, C Wholesale Grocers, Quidsi, Royal Ahold, Shopko, Target, US Navy Exchange and Walmart (WMT).

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the bottles and to contact Brita for a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund. Brita can be reached at 800-926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday. Individuals may also visit www.brita.com and click "Safety Recall" for more information.


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hdevo

MADE IN CHINA

August 20 2014 at 2:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ga7smi

filtered water - a very bad thing - spring water is a good thing

August 19 2014 at 9:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
supermolar

BPA is permissible in America-but a scratch? OMG!!

August 19 2014 at 9:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
spdy65

Another case where quality control goes right out the window. If these things had been properly tested over time this problem would be known. Unless of course they did know and profit progressed over safety. Imagine that?

August 19 2014 at 2:11 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
tomkota

sounds like china trash to me.......you get what you pay for.........keep sending the jobs over seas.
and this what you get.............

August 19 2014 at 1:55 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
progressivehoax

Are the water bottles made in China?

August 19 2014 at 12:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Linda

More cheap crap made in China. SHAME ON YOUR BRITA. All you care about is money in your pockets and you do not give a darn about children's well being. I will never buy a Brita product ever again. When you decide to make things in USA and make them safe and well we will talk.

August 19 2014 at 9:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Oh the horror!

My parents made me play on the monkey bars. And see-saws with fat stranger kids.

August 19 2014 at 10:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply