Almost 70 kids have gotten sick thanks to sippy cup valves that can get moldy, prompting a recall of the cups involved, the Consumer Products Safety Commission says. More than 3 million Tommee Tippee Sippee cups are affected by the recall, CBS News reports, including the First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sportee bottle, Swiggle/Sippee tumbler, and the regular Sippee cup. To date, 3,066 reports of mold have been made to the manufacturer, Mayborn USA, and 68 children have suffered from symptoms including diarrhea and vomiting after drinking from the cups.
The cups have a one-piece, opaque, removable valve in which mold can build up. On its recall page, Mayborn says the mold grows "when [the valve] remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned," though one mom who posted a video about the problem in January insists she's always cleaned the cup per manufacturer's instructions. The company says to stop using the cups and get in touch, whether via the recall page or by calling 877-248-6922, to receive a free replacement. The affected cups were sold at Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers between December 2014 and this month. (Read more product recall stories.)