Nearly 6 million Contigo water bottles sold by Walmart, Costco, and Target have been recalled due to a choking hazard. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it just happened in August of last year when more than 5 million Contigo bottles were recalled for the same dangerous manufacturers defect.
The massive recall is due to the spout of certain models of Contigo brand water bottles detaching from the unit, creating a choking hazard, especially for young children. Replacement spouts from the original recall were sent to customers but it has become apparent that these are also hazardous with over 400 complaints of spouts detaching, 27 of which ended up in children’s mouths.
As such, a whopping 5.7 million Contigo water bottles have once again been recalled. If you own one—and especially if you have small children—please consider removing it from the house and replacing it with a safe model, and perhaps another brand altogether.
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Most of the recalled bottles, which were manufactured in China, were shipped to Chicago to be sold in the U.S. and sold at Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online from April 2018 through February 7, 2020, for between $9 and $24. All bottles should have the recall number 20-074 which can be found on the rim and along the bottom of the bottle.
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