More children’s cups recalled for lead; total of 435,000 sets recalled in 1-1/2 years

Tiblue, Klickpick are latest brands recalled

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Nearly 90,000 more sets of children’s cups have been recalled because they contain levels of lead that exceed federally allowed limits.

The two recalls announced this week bring the total number of children’s cup recalls to five issued in the last six months. And seven recalls for children’s cups and bottles have been issued in the last year and a half – totaling about 435,000 sets of cups and bottles. All were recalled because of excessive lead. Lead is toxic if consumed by children; it can cause problems including brain damage, neurological issues, and learning and behavior issues. 

This past week, about 84,000 sets of Tiblue 8-ounce and 12-ounce children’s cups were recalled, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. The double-walled stainless steel cups were sold in pairs, in 11 different color options. Besides the lead levels, the lid of the cups can crack. The small, sharp pieces can pose a choking and laceration hazard.

The cups were sold by Amazon from August 2021 through July 2023 for about $20.

In the other recall this week, about 3,600 sets of  Klickpick Home stainless steel cups were also found to contain excessive levels of lead and have lids that could crack and pose a choking risk. The cups were sold in sets of two and four, about $20 for two, and $30 for four. They were sold through Amazon from March through September 2023.

Consumers are entitled to a full refund with both recalls. 

Last month, two other sets of similarly manufactured children’s cups were recalled for the same reasons: lead and cracking lids. Here are the recent recalls:

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Teresa Murray

Consumer Watchdog, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Teresa directs the Consumer Watchdog office, which looks out for consumers’ health, safety and financial security. Previously, she worked as a journalist covering consumer issues and personal finance for two decades for Ohio’s largest daily newspaper. She received dozens of state and national journalism awards, including Best Columnist in Ohio, a National Headliner Award for coverage of the 2008-09 financial crisis, and a journalism public service award for exposing improper billing practices by Verizon that affected 15 million customers nationwide. Teresa and her husband live in Greater Cleveland and have two sons. She enjoys biking, house projects and music, and serves on her church missions team and stewardship board.

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