Massive Recall of CUPKIN Stainless Steel Children’s Cups Issued Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban
Soojimus, the company behind the popular brand CUPKIN, has issued a massive product recall as of July 20, 2023. The recall pertains to their Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups due to an alarming violation of federal lead content restrictions. A staggering 346,000 units are reported to be affected by this recall.
The CUPKIN cups, which are available in 8 oz. and 12 oz. versions, have been identified to contain hazardous levels of lead that exceed federal safety standards. Young children ingesting lead are at a significant risk, as the element is toxic and can cause detrimental health effects.
The recall is focused on improperly manufactured versions of the CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups. These are sold in pairs, and both the 8 oz. and 12 oz. versions come in twelve distinct color combinations, each with a matching straw. The color combinations include pink and purple, blue and green, peach and teal, blue and gray, black and white, green and pink, coral and yellow, polignac and potpourri, brown and peach, aqua and periwinkle, rust and salmon, and cobalt and mint. The brand name “Cupkin” is conspicuously printed on the front bottom of the cups.
Consumers are being advised to immediately remove the cups from children’s reach and cease their use. Those affected by this recall can contact Soojimus for a full refund. The company, alongside Amazon, is actively reaching out to all known purchasers to inform them of the recall.
For more information, customers can reach Soojimus through their toll-free number 888-721-0096, available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT. Additionally, customers can send an email to [email protected], or visit their website at https://www.cupkin.com. There is a “Voluntary Recall of our Kids Cups” banner at the top of their webpage. Customers seeking a refund can fill out the Recall Refund Request form available at https://www.cupkin.com/pages/recall-refund.
Despite the severity of the issue, there have been no incidents or injuries reported related to the elevated lead content in the cups. The products were sold online at Amazon.com and Cupkin.com from January 2018 through March 2023, retailing at around $20. The cups were imported by SOOJIMUS LLC, doing business as CUPKIN, based in Bothell, Washington, and manufactured in China. The recall number for this case is 23-774.
How to File Your Lead Exposure Lawsuit
Filing a lawsuit to recover financial compensation in a case like this involves several steps. The specific process may vary based on local rules and the details of the individual case, but the following is a general guide:
- Consultation: Firstly, consult with one of our product liability lawyers. During this consultation, you will discuss the details of your case, including any injuries sustained or other damages, such as medical bills or lost wages. The attorney will evaluate the merits of your case and advise on the best course of action.
- Hiring an Attorney: If you decide to proceed, you’ll need to retain our firm. In these cases, our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if you win your case.
- Investigation: Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into your case. This could involve obtaining medical records, gathering evidence, consulting with experts, and possibly getting samples of the product.
- Filing the Lawsuit: Once sufficient evidence has been gathered, your attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf. This involves drafting a document known as a complaint, which details your claims against the company (in this case, Soojimus or possibly Amazon). The complaint will then be filed with the appropriate court, and copies served to the defendants.
- Discovery: The discovery phase involves the exchange of evidence and information between the parties. It can include depositions, interrogatories (written questions that must be answered under oath), and document requests.
- Negotiations/Settlement Talks: Many cases are settled out of court. Your attorney and the defendants’ attorneys may negotiate a settlement, which could involve you receiving compensation without having to go to trial.
- Trial: If a settlement cannot be reached, your case will proceed to trial. Both sides will present their evidence, and a judge or jury will determine if the defendants are liable for your injuries and, if so, how much they should pay in damages.
- Collection: If you win your case, either through a settlement or a trial verdict, you will then collect your financial award.
Remember, it’s crucial to act promptly if you believe you have a claim. Product liability claims, like other personal injury claims, are subject to a statute of limitations, which is a set time limit for filing a lawsuit after you’ve been harmed.
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