NUK First Choice Glass Baby Bottles Recalled due to Lead in Excess of Allowable Limit
Immediately stop using the recalled glass baby bottle and contact NUK for information on how to return the recalled baby bottle and receive a refund.
This recall involves NUK-branded First Choice glass baby bottles (ASIN B0027SVJ9O) which were manufactured for the UK market only and not intended for sale in Canada. The glass bottles have a latex teat intended for 0 to 6 months old in 240 mL size. The brand name NUK is in white lettering, a graduated volume scale in white markings, and white and gray stars are on the outside of the bottle. Only the NUK-branded glass baby bottles described above that were manufactured for the UK market are included in this recall.
The markings on the outside of the bottle contain lead in excess of the allowable limit established by the Consumer Products Containing Lead Regulations.
Lead is toxic if ingested, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. Since lead builds up in the body, ongoing exposure to even very small amounts of lead can result in large amounts of lead being present in the body.
For more information on the risks and symptoms, visit the Government of Canada's website pages Reduce your exposure to lead and Lead Information Package - Some Commonly Asked Questions About Lead and Human Health.
As of July 20, 2022, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada. In the Unites States, the company has received no reports of injury.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glass baby bottle. Contact NUK for information on how to return the recalled bottle and receive a refund. Direct Care (Amazon seller) is contacting all purchasers directly.
For more information, consumers may contact NUK toll-free at 888-685-1238 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website and click on RECALL at the top of the page for more information.
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and NUK.
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.
The company reported that 77 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 100 were sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from January 2018 to July 2022.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in Germany.
Amazon.com (through seller Direct Care)
Direct Care Ltd. of Birmingham, Great Britain
Mapa GmbH of Zeven, Germany