Sippy Cup Recall Alert: 3.1 Million Tommee Tippee Cups Pose Mold Risk

Tommee Tippee is recalling five types of its sippy cups with a white valve that can develop mold.
Tommee Tippee

Heads up if you've got a sippy cup user in the house: Roughly 3.1 million Tommee Tippee cups are a part of a massive voluntary recall due to mold.

The company has received 3,066 reports of mold in its cups that feature a one-piece white removeable valve, including 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting, and other symptoms.

"Mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet or moist and is infrequently cleaned," the Consumer Product Safety Commission stated in its release. "Mold ingestion poses a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in consumers with compromised immune systems."

Scary stuff! So here's what you need to know:

  • This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups, all with the removable white valve: 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 and 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." They have a 7 to 10 oz. capacity and were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months.
  • If you do happen to find one of these guys in your sippy stash, stop using it immediately and contact the company for a free replacement.
  • RELATED: Is Your Kid's Sippy Cup Making Her Sick?

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.

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