3 million sippy cups recalled after children get sick

SEATTLE – A popular children’s sippy cup is being recalled after dozens of toddlers got sick from mold.More than three million Tommee Tippee Sippee cups are being recalled by manufacturer Mayborn USA.

The company says it has received 3,066 complaints of mold forming on certain versions.According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website Friday morning: “This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups all with a removable, one-piece white valve. The five types include: First Sips Transition cup, Trainer Sippee cup, Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), Sportee bottle and Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers.”

Experts say mold can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the cups when it remains moist and is infrequently cleaned.

The CPSC says the plastic drinking cups were sold in a variety of colors and character prints. Some of the cups include statements like: “You Pour I’ll Fling,” or “Drink Drop Repeat.”

The cups have a 7 to 10 oz. capacity and were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months.

If you have one of these cups, you are asked to stop using it. The company is offering free replacements through its website.

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