Children’s Cups recalled due to the presence of lead

Via Health Canada

Health Canada has recently announced a recall of CUPKIN brand Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups after detecting lead in the bottom seal. Products designed for children containing lead are of particular concern due to the potential health risks associated with lead exposure.

Detailed Product Information:

The recall specifically targets CUPKIN’s 8 oz and 12 oz stainless steel children’s cups. These cups are:

  • Sold in pairs.
  • Available in 12 distinct colour combinations with a matching straw. The combinations are:
    • Blue and green
    • Pink and purple
    • Blue and grey
    • Peach and teal
    • Black and white
    • Coral and yellow
    • Green and pink
    • Polignac and potpourri
    • Brown and peach
    • Rust and salmon
    • Aqua and periwinkle
    • Cobalt and mint
  • Clearly marked with the brand name “Cupkin” printed on the front bottom.

The Issue:

Lead, a substance known for its toxicity, has been found in the bottom seal of these cups. Lead exposure, especially in children, can lead to health issues ranging from anemia and vomiting to more severe conditions. As of September 11, 2023, there have been no reported incidents or injuries in Canada related to this product.

Consumer Advisory:

Health Canada has provided the following guidelines for consumers:

  1. Stop using the product immediately.
  2. For a full refund, contact CUPKIN directly. They can be reached at 1-888-721-0096 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. PST from Monday to Friday. Refund claims can also be made through the company’s website.
  3. It’s worth noting that Canadian law prohibits the resale or redistribution of recalled products.

For those interested in further details or other consumer product recalls, the recall notice is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.

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