Zak Designs Recalls Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores

The inner plastic straw in the fip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break, posing a choking hazard

Recall date: September 17, 2015
Recall number: 15-247
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

26-ounce water bottles

Hazard:

The inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break, posing a choking hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Zak Designs toll-free at 866-737-1148 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.zak.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 178,000

Description

The recall involves Zak Designs 26-ounce plastic water bottles. The 10 inch tall water bottles have a flip-top spout on a twist-off cap with colored inner plastic straws in clear, blue, gray, green, light purple or red.  The water bottles were sold exclusively at Target stores in a “Back-to-College” promotion. The water bottles have popular characters on the front and come in a variety of colors including clear, gray, navy blue, pink, teal blue, gray with colored caps in red, blue pink and yellow. Characters include Captain America, a Batman design, Minions, My Little Pony, Spiderman, Star Wars aircraft, a Superman logo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thor and Wonder Woman. Mold number “14158” and “Zak Designs®” are embossed on the bottom of the bottles in the recall. Bottles with a black inner straw and black twist-off cap are not included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries

Zak Designs has received nine reports of the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the cap breaking, including seven reports of plastic fragments spit out by children using the bottle. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Zak Designs for instructions on receiving a free replacement cap with straw.

Sold exclusively at

Target stores during the “Back-to-College” promotion nationwide from June 2015 through July 2015 for about $10.

Distributor(s)

Zak Designs Inc., of Airway Heights, Wash.

Manufactured in

China

  • 26-Ounce Zak Designs water bottles

  • Location of mold number on Zak Designs water bottle