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

  • 26-Ounce Zak Designs water bottles
  • Location of mold number on Zak Designs water bottle
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.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
September 17, 2015
Units:
About 178,000
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.

Recall Details

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.

Remedy:

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

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.

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
Recall number:
15-247
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