July 2, 1999
Release # 99-136
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
Gerber: Malesia Dunn
CPSC, Gerber Announce Recall of LIL SPORT Spill
Proof Sport Bottles
(SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Gerber Products Co., of Summit, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about
300,000 LIL SPORT Spill Proof Sport Bottles. A valve inside the cap can detach,
posing a choking hazard to young children.
Gerber and CPSC have received over 30 reports of valves detaching, including three reports
of valves found in childrens mouths. There have been no reported injuries.
The bottles that are part of this recall are the Gerber LIL SPORT Spill Proof Sport
Bottles. These are colored plastic bottles for children 18 months and older. The bottles
can be identified easily by their flip-top lids. The LIL SPORT Spill Proof Sport
Bottle is a 12-ounce plastic bottle with a curved body shape similar to that of an adult
sport bottle. A separate screw-top cap sits on the body and features a spill proof spout
covered by a flip-top lid. The Gerber name is featured on top of the lid. The bottle body
comes in solid colors as well as one Baby Looney TunesTM design.
Mass merchandise and grocery stores sold these bottles nationwide from February 1999 to
July 1999 for about $4 (individually) to $8 (twin-pack).
Parents and caregivers should stop children from using these bottles immediately, and
return the bottles to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information,
consumers should call Gerber at (800) 4-GERBER anytime or visit their website at
Other Gerber spill proof cups are not part of this recall.
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