July 8, 1999
Release # 99-139
|CPSC: Mark Ross
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1188
CPSC, Playskool Announce Recall to Replace
Spillproof Cup Lids
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playskool, of Pawtucket, R.I., a division
of Hasbro Inc., is voluntarily recalling about 273,000 spillproof cups. The flexible spout
on the cup can tear between the slitted opening, causing a small piece of material to come
loose, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Playskool has received 115 reports of the spouts on these cups tearing. Six children
reportedly had pieces in their mouths. There have been no reported injuries.
These are plastic cups for children aged 6 months old and up. The cups include a twist-on
lid that has a flexible, yellow spout. The lids come in various colors, and have
"Playskool" written on them. The bottom of the cups have the writing, "MADE
IN CHINA," and "HASBRO." The cups were sold under seven different models -
the 6 oz. and 8 oz. Spillproof Cups, 6 oz. Spillproof Trainer Cup, 7 oz. and 10 oz. Easy
Grip Spillproof Cups, and 8 oz. Spillproof Trainer and 6 oz. Spillproof Cups with
Teletubby character decals imprinted on the cups. The cups were sold in both single and
two-packs. The trainer cups have two handles.
Major retailers, including Walmart and Target, sold these cups nationwide from January
1998 through July 1999 for between $3 and $6.
Parents and caregivers should stop young children from using these cups immediately, and
contact Playskool to get a free, redesigned lid. To request a replacement lid or for more
information, call Playskool at (888) 690-6166 anytime.
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