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Spill-Proof Cups Recalled Due to Mold Risk

Spill-proof cups are essential for toddlers who haven’t quite mastered the art of drinking out of a cup. However, they often contain several different parts that must be cleaned thoroughly.

Mayborn USA Inc. recently announced the recall of about 3.1 million Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), mold can develop on the removable white valve inside the cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned. The recall notice advises that mold ingestion poses a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in children, particularly those with compromised immune systems.

Mayborn USA has received 3,066 reports of mold in the valve of the Sippee cups. Of those, 68 reports stated that children experienced diarrhea, vomiting, or other symptoms associated with drinking from a cup with mold in the valve.

For parents who are concerned about the safety of their children’s cups, the 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. The plastic drinking cups have spill-proof tops, easy-grip sides with detachable handles, and were sold in clear with colored lids and a variety of colors and character prints. Some of the cups include short phrases on the front of the cups including: “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.

The recalled cups were sold at BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Giant, Kohl’s, Marco Baby, Marshalls, Meijer, Sam’s Club, Ross Stores, Target, Bealls Outlet, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart. Online retailers that sold the defective cups include,, and The cups were sold from December 2014 through May 2016 for between $4 and $7.

Given the risk of illness, the CPSC advises that parents and caregivers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups. Consumers can then contact Mayborn to receive a free replacement cup.

If your child or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to a dangerous or defective children’s product, don’t hesitate to contact a San Diego injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation. Our legal team has successfully represented clients against manufacturers and distributors of defective products for more than 30 years.