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Consumer product recall

Mayborn USA Inc. recalls Tommee Tippee Sippee Spill-Proof Cups

Starting date:
May 26, 2016
Posting date:
May 26, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Household Items
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 Mayborn USA Inc.

Affected products

Tommee Tippee Sippee spill-proof cups

Product description

This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups all with a removable, one-piece white valve.  Only Tommee Tippee Sippee cups with a removable, one-piece white valve are included in this recall.

This recall includes the following cups:
First Sips Transition cup
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Trainer Sippee cup
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Sippee cup (including Cute Quips)
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Sportee bottle
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Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumblers
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First Sips Transition cup (included in the Closer to Nature Starter Kit)

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The plastic drinking cups have spill-proof tops, easy-grip sides with detachable handles and were sold in clear with coloured lids and a variety of colours 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 an approximately 200 to 300 millilitre (7 to 10 ounce) capacity and were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months.

Hazard identified

Mould can develop on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups when it remains wet/moist and is infrequently cleaned. Mould ingestion may pose a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in consumers with compromised immune systems.

Health Canada has received seven consumer reports related to this issue, including one report of potential illness.  In Canada, Mayborn USA Inc. has received 484 reports of mould in the removable, one-piece, white valve of the sippee cups, including four reports of potential illness.

In the United States, Mayborn USA Inc. has received 3,066  reports of mould in the removable, one-piece, white valve of the sippee cups, including 68 reports of children experiencing diarrhea, vomiting or other symptoms reportedly associated with drinking from a cup with mould in the valve.

Number sold

Approximately 227,000 affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 3.1 million affected products were sold in the United States, through various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold in Canada and in the United States from December 2014 through May 2016. 

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Mayborn USA Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sippee cups and contact Mayborn USA Inc. to receive a free replacement cup.

For more information, consumers may contact Mayborn USA Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-877-248-6922, starting at 8:00 a.m. ET on Mondays, 24 hours a day, until 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays, or by visiting the company website.

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.