The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Sippy/Tumbler Cups
Units: About 43,500
Manufacturer: Artcraft and Foremost Inc., of Moorestown, N.J.
Retailer: Mead Johnson Nutritionals, of Evansville, Ind.
Hazard: The impact of being dropped or banged can cause the cup to break into pieces, resulting in sharp or jagged edges that pose a laceration hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Artcraft and Foremost Inc. has received 90 reports of the cups breaking into pieces and/or the handles breaking off, resulting in six reports of minor injuries such as cuts to the fingers and thumbs.
Description: This recall involves plastic sippy/tumbler cups bearing the “Next Step” logo. The 7-ounce cup has an aqua blue cap and a yellow, rubber-like material covering the handles and bottom of the cup.
Distributed by: Mead Johnson Nutritionals as a promotional giveaway to physicians and consumers nationwide via direct mail from September 2006 to October 2006.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the cups away from children and discard them immediately. Consumers can contact Mead Johnson Nutritionals for information on how to receive a $10 coupon toward the purchase of Next Step LIPIL baby formula.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Mead Johnson Nutritionals at (800) 222-9123 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday; or via e-mail at EnfamilResourceCenter@Enfamil.com