Lovevery, a subscription company for play-kits, announced Thursday that it will recall cups in its boxes for children aged 7-8 months because they pose a danger to their health.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the handle of stainless steel cups can come off and be too small for children to choke on.
Lovevery sent 169,000 affected stainless steel cups home to American families. Another 11,000 were sold in Canada.
Subscribers to Lovevery receive a box with Montessori-style toys every two months for $80 in the infant year and a box every three months for $120 through toddlerhood.
A bookshelf, play gym, and other toys are also available from the company. Target recently began selling some of their products.
Lovevery sent the stainless open cup to 7-month-old parents as part of its " Inspector Play Kit" from July 2018 through July 2021. To promote language development, it can be used in lieu of sippy cups.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Lovevery received 70 reports about the handle slipping from the cup. Two instances were reported in which a child placed the handle in their mouth. However, no injuries were reported.
Contact Lovevery if you still have the cup and they will send you a replacement with a handle. The handle can then be thrown out.