The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of Zak Designs 26-ounce plastic water bottles that could present a choking hazard.
The 10-inch tall water bottles have a flip-top spout on a twist-off cap with colored inner plastic straws in clear, blue, gray, green, light purple or red. In the recalled bottles, the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break, posing a choking hazard.
Zak Designs has received nine reports of the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the cap breaking, including seven reports of plastic fragments spit out by children using the bottle. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Zak Designs for instructions on receiving a free replacement cap with straw.
The water bottles were sold exclusively at Target stores in a nationwide “Back-to-College” promotion from June 2015 through July 2015 for about $10.
The water bottles have popular characters on the front; characters include Captain America, a Batman design, Minions, My Little Pony, Spiderman, Star Wars aircraft, a Superman logo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thor and Wonder Woman. The bottles come in a variety of colors including clear, gray, navy blue, pink, teal blue, and gray, with caps in red, blue pink and yellow. Mold number 14158 and Zak Designs are embossed on the bottom of the bottles in the recall. Zak bottles with a black inner straw and black twist-off cap are not included in the recall.
The recall was announced on September 17, 2015, and includes about 178,000 bottles.
Consumers can call Zak Designs toll-free at 866-737-1148 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or contact the company online at www.zak.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.