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Contigo Water Bottle Recall Lawsuit

Contigo is recalling about 5.7 million Kids Cleanable Water Bottles sold at Walmart, Target and other major retailers after the company received at least 427 complaints of the bottles’ spouts detaching, including 27 reports of spouts found in children’s mouths.
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What’s the Problem?

This recall affects Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles and replacement lids that were recalled in August 2019 [1] for the same reason, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).

The base and cover of the clear silicone spout on the bottles are black, and Contigo is printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle, CPSC said.

The water bottles come in 13-ounce, 14-ounce, and 20-ounce sizes, and 4 different colors including solid color, graphics, stainless steel, and stainless steel solid. The water bottles were sold individually, as well as in two-packs and three-packs.

If you purchased a Contigo water bottle that is affected by this recall, you should put it out of reach of children, stop using it immediately, and contact Contigo for a free replacement water bottle.

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Contigo Water Bottle Recall Insufficient

A class action lawsuit filed in Illinois district court in August 2019 alleges that the recall issued for the Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles is inadequate given that “hundreds of thousands” of consumers were unaware that the product was being pulled from the market.

The lawsuit was entered by a Pennsylvania mother who claims the recall was insufficient in that defendant Ignite USA has attempted to profit from “its failure to timely disclose” the choking hazard to consumers.

The complaint further alleges that the Contigo Kids water bottles were all defectively designed in a manner that allows the clear silicone spout to detach, posing a choking risk. Ignite USA had “exclusive knowledge” of the defect prior to recalling the water bottles, according to the lawsuit.

According to the case, Ignite USA’s recall provided proposed class members with minimal notice of the problem considering the company appears to have chosen not to contact buyers directly. Additionally, the websites of the major retailers who sell the children’s water bottles contain no information related to the defect or recall, with only Costco’s site including a “recall” link “in fine print.”

“[The recall] was designed so that Defendant could retain as much of its unlawful profits as possible while also providing as little benefits to purchasers as possible,” the complaint states.

The lawsuit proposes to cover classes of consumers both nationwide and in Pennsylvania who bought a Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottle subject to the defendant’s August 27, 2019 CPSC recall.

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