Tommee Tippee Sippee Cup Manufacturer Recalls 3 Million Cups Over Mould Risk
Millions of Tommee Tippee baby and toddler sippy cups have been recalled in the US after mould that formed in the valves was blamed for making children ill.
Mayborn USA, the manufacturer behind Tommee Tippee, is recalling more than 3 million cups after nearly 70 children reportedly became ill by drinking from cups with mouldy valves, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission in the US.
Symptoms associated with drinking from mouldy cups included diarrhoea and vomiting, and mould formed on one piece - the white valve inside the spill-proof cups when it remains wet and is infrequently cleaned.
It is not yet clear if Mayborn or Tommee Tippee will also be recalling any of its products in the UK.
After pictures of mouldy cups were shared on social media earlier this year Tommee Tippee in the UK responded by issuing advice on cleaning the valves in the affected cups, and offered replacement clear valves so that parents could see that the cups were clean. Click here for the advice from Tommee Tippee and how to request a replacement clear valve for your cup.
We will keep you informed of any changes in the advice and of any recalls in the UK should they happen.
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Images Simon O'kanada / Facebook, Mayborn USA
TOPICS: News and Recalls