Cartoon Water Bottles Recalled Over Laceration Risk

Brita is recalling four children's water bottles featuring popular cartoon characters due to a laceration risk from broken lids. The hard-sided bottles manufactured in Mexico feature characters familiar to many kids, such as Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking into pieces with sharp points, although no injuries have been reported, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall involves about 242,500 water bottles sold between June 2013 and July 2014 at stores that include Target and Walmart and online at and The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately and contact Brita for a full refund.


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