Igloo Recalls Youth Sipper Bottles Over Choking Hazard

Igloo Recalls 32,000 Youth Sipper Bottles Over Concerns Silicone Tip Can Become Choking Hazard

Igloo Recalls Youth Sipper Bottles Over Choking Hazard

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 13, 2024) – Igloo has recalled an estimated 32,00 Youth Sipper Bottles after learning they can become a choking hazard for children.

The bottles were sold in a variety of colors, including those with a pink top and purple body, a purple top and pink body, a blue top and green body, and a green top and blue body. “IGLOO” is printed across the side of the metal bottle.

The issue with the bottle is that the silicone cover on the sipper can detach while being used. This can create a serious choking hazard for children.

There are no reports of injuries thus far.

Liability Consumer Goods That Create Choking Hazards

Accidental choking remains one of the leading causes of childhood injury in the United States. According to the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, “From 2001 to 2016, there were a total of 305,814 nonfatal injuries and 2347 choking deaths in children from 0 to 19 years. Children under five years of age accounted for 73% of nonfatal injuries and 75% of choking fatalities.” Many of these accidents involve consumer goods. There are a number of steps that companies should take in order to prevent their products from becoming choking hazards.

  • Design and Development: When products are intended to be used by children, companies should avoid using small parts and detachable components.
  • Testing and Compliance: Companies should follow relevant safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Companies should also ensure their products are rigorously tested.
  • Regular Audits and Inspections: Companies should implement stringent quality control measures and conduct regular audits to ensure compliance with ongoing safety standards.

A company that manufactures children’s bottles could be liable if their product causes injury or death. Generally speaking, companies can be held strictly liable for injuries involving their product if the product in question is deemed to be defective. This could include instances where a product comes with small or detachable parts that represent a choking hazard for children.

A product manufacturer could also be liable for the marketing defects associated with their products. A marketing defect occurs when a company fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions about the potential risks associated with their product. For example, companies should place warnings on the packaging of consumer goods if certain products pose a choking hazard for children. Failure to place these warnings could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps be taken after any injury involving a child’s product.

  • Medical records related to the injury should be collected.
  • The product that caused the injury should be preserved.
  • An experienced product liability attorney should be consulted.

It can be hard to know what to do after any injury involving a consumer product. These incidents can result in serious injuries and place an enormous burden on entire families. It is important for victims to understand that they do have rights. To ensure that those rights are protected, it is best to seek the advice of a skilled product liability attorney. Any attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.

Investigating Accidents Involving Igloo Youth Sipper Bottles

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates were deeply concerned to hear about the problems with the Igloo Youth Sipper Bottles. No parent is ever expecting something designed for their children to potentially be a choking hazard. More needs to be done to ensure that similar unsafe products are not released to an unsuspecting public.

Have you or someone that you care about been harmed by the Igloo Youth Sipper Bottles? Our team of product liability attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to alerting the public to dangerous products and holding companies accountable for their negligent actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.