Target Bunny Sippy Cups recalled due to safety hazard
Posted on 03 May 2012
If you and your partner are expecting, one of the many things to look forward to is receiving essential and unique baby gifts from loved ones and friends. But unfortunately, items that look cute and perfectly crafted on the outside, may pose a risk to your newborn.
That is why it is important to stay up-to-date about items that have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This federal agency recalls thousands of items annually due to fire, electrical, chemical hazards that can injure little ones.
On April 26, the CPSC recalled Target Bunny Sippy Cups due to a potential injury hazard. The agency reported that the product, which was manufactured in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was sold between February 2012 and April 5, 2012 for around $3.
In one model, the handles are pink, and in another, they are blue. Each of these models have a white bunny head that serves as the lid, which is screwed on to prevent liquids from spilling. On both the pink and blue models, one of the bunny's ears is bent and the other ear is straight.
Target has been notified of six incidents in which the plastic ear poked children while they were attempting to drink out of the cup. Three of these incidents resulted in cuts and bruises. If parents suspect that the product they bought is one that has been recalled, they should check under the bottom of the cups. The pink model will have "TARGET 200020683" on the bottom, while the blue will have "TARGET 200020884" printed on the base.
If parents have purchased the sippy cup, they can return it to any Target store for a full refund. Although you and your partner never want to think about anything happening to your little one, accidents are less likely to happen if you both stay informed on products that have been recalled.