Consumer product recall

humangear inc. recalls capCAP bottle caps

Starting date:
March 30, 2017
Posting date:
March 30, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and humangear inc

Affected products

humangear capCAP bottle caps

Product description

This recall only involves humangear’s updated version of the capCAP product, which is an accessory bottle cap. The updated capCAPs were sold in green/gray, blue/gray, and black/gray color combinations for standard wide-mouth stainless steel bottles. The humangear logo is stamped on the top of the capCAP.  Only caps with model numbers HG0501, HG0502, and HG0505 printed above the UPC code on the package are included in the recall. The recalled capCAP has a silicone seal, a rubber coating on the large cap, and a tab/slot feature on the strap, all of which the original capCAP does not have.

Hazard identified

The updated capCAP product may begin to leak, dislodge, or pop off when the bottle is filled with  hot liquids posing a burn hazard.

As of March 30, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.  In the United States, the company has received 1 report of liquid leakage however, no injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 360 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 17,102 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2017 through February 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



humangear, inc

San Francisco



Images (select thumbnail to enlarge - opens in a new window)

humangear capCAP- side view with cap lifted

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled capCAP product and contact humangear, for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact humangear inc. toll free at 1-800-604-1926 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST Monday through Friday, by email  or visit the company’s website and click on “RECALL INFORMATION.”

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.