A baby product manufacturer has issued a voluntary recall on one of its glass baby bottles sold exclusively on Amazon due to high levels of lead in some of their products.
In a July 28 notice, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the outside markings of “NUK First Choice” 240 mL glass baby bottles contain lead levels that are higher than those of the federal government’s lead content ban.
The recall is relatively small, as only about 100 bottles in the United States and 77 in Canada are impacted. The bottles were designed for newborn to 6-month-old babies.
NUK says consumers should immediately stop using the affected product and contact the company for information on how to return the bottles and receive a full refund.
The company also noted that Amazon’s third-party seller, Astir Care, is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Additional information on how to get a refund and the requirements it must meet can be found on the NUK website, where it listed six qualifications.
- The bottle is GLASS and NOT plastic;
- The bottle was purchased exclusively through Amazon.com;
- The bottle’s outside markings are white and gray stars as shown below;
- The NUK name is in white lettering;
- The nipple is latex;
- The volume size is 240 mL (approx. 8 ounces).
“This recall is only for the glass bottle described above and sold by Amazon’s third-party seller, Astir Care,” the company noted. “No other bottles are included in this recall.”
Protecting children from exposure to lead is important as it can cause a series of adverse effects, including damage to the brain and nervous system, resulting in slowing down or damaging a child’s growth, development, learning, behavior, hearing, and speech.
“Lead exposure in children is often difficult to see. Most children have no obvious immediate symptoms,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement. “If there’s suspicion that a child may have been exposed to lead, parents should talk to their child’s healthcare provider about getting a blood lead test.”
Adverse health effects of lead exposure are more harmful to children less than 6 years old due to their bodies still being in development and growing rapidly.
From NTD News