BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

Children's cartoon character water bottle lid can break into sharp pieces, posing a laceration hazard.

Recall date: August 19, 2014
Recall number: 14-257
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  • Dora the Explorer® Water Bottle (front and back)

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    Dora the Explorer® Water Bottle (front and back)

  • Hello Kitty® Water Bottle (front and back)

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    Hello Kitty® Water Bottle (front and back)

  • SpongeBob Square Pants® Water Bottle (front and back)

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    SpongeBob Square Pants® Water Bottle (front and back)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Water Bottle (front and back)

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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Water Bottle (front and back)

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids

Hazard:

The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard

Consumer Contact:

Call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click “Safety Recall” for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 242,500

Description

The four recalled children’s water bottles have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer®, violet; Hello Kitty®, pink; SpongeBob Square Pants®, blue; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, green. The bottles stand 6 inches tall, hold 15 ounces of liquid, have white lids that screw off and have fold-up straws and filters that sit inside the straw below the lid.  Each bottle bears a Brita logo and features the image of a popular children’s cartoon character. The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Incidents/Injuries

Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Brita to receive a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund.

Sold at

Alaska Housewares, Associated Food Stores, Bartell Drug, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Quidsi, Royal Ahold, Shopko, Target, US Navy Exchange, Walmart Stores, and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Target.com. Hello Kitty bottles were sold from February 2014 through July 2014. Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bottles were sold from June 2013 through July 2014. The bottles sold for about $13 to $19.

Importer

BRITA LP of Oakland, Calif.

Manufactured in

Mexico

  • Dora the Explorer® Water Bottle (front and back)

  • Hello Kitty® Water Bottle (front and back)

  • SpongeBob Square Pants® Water Bottle (front and back)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® Water Bottle (front and back)