CVS/pharmacy Announces Recall of Playskool Sippy Cups; Poses Choking Hazard To Young Children.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named above, today announced a voluntary recall of about 84,000 Playskool Toddler “No Spill” Sippy Cups imported by CVS/pharmacy, of Woonsocket, R.I. Young children can chew through the plastic spout of the sippy cup, which can pose a choking hazard. The firm has received 36 reports of toddlers chewing through the plastic spout of the sippy cup, resulting in one choking incident and three near-choking incidents. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves the Playskool Toddler “No Spill” Sippy Cup. The 8-ounce cup is clear plastic with red trim, red and yellow handles, and a yellow tip; blue trim, blue and green handles and a green tip; or purple trim, purple and aqua handles, and an aqua tip. The serial number of the recalled cups is 382814, which appears on the back of the packaging. The cups were sold at CVS stores nationwide from September 2006 through April 2007 for about $5.
Consumers should stop their children from using the cup immediately and return it to any CVS store for a refund, or throw the product away and bring a proof of purchase of the product to any CVS store for a refund. For additional information, contact CVS/pharmacy toll-free at 866- 434-0098 between 8:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, visit CVS/pharmacy’s Web site at www.cvs.com, or e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org