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Millions Of Kids' Sippy Cups Recalled Due To Risk Of Mold Exposure

DETROIT (WWJ) - Millions of children's spill-proof cups have been recalled over a risk of mold that could cause sickness.

More than 3 million Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups for children between 4- and 12-months-old are being recalled by Mayborn USA because mold can develop on a valve inside the cups. The mold can cause gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in those with compromised immune systems.

Mayborn has received more than 3,000 reports of mold in the cups -- including 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms.

The recall involves five types of spill-proof cups -- all with a removable, one-piece white valve. The five types include: First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), Sportee bottle and Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers.

The plastic drinking cups have spill-proof tops, easy-grip sides with detachable handles and were sold in clear with colored lids and a variety of colors and character prints. Some of the cups include short phrases on the front of the cups including: "You Pour I'll Fling," or "Drink Drop Repeat." The cups have a 7 to 10 oz. capacity and were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months.

The cups were sold at BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Giant, Kohl's, Marco Baby, Marshalls, Meijer, Sam's Club, Ross Stores, Target, Bealls Outlet, Walgreens and Wal-Mart and other mass merchandise stores nationwide and online at,, and from December 2014 through May 2016 for between $4 and $7.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups and contact Mayborn at 877-248-6922 to receive a free replacement cup.


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