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Thousands of children’s products recalled over lead poisoning concerns

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Green Sprouts, a manufacturer of reusable child and baby products, has voluntarily recalled around 10,500 of their stainless steel sippy cups over concerns about potential lead exposure. The cups are sold at major retailers like Whole Foods, Amazon, and Bed Bath & Beyond. This decision by Green Sprouts comes on the heels of another recall of Bentex Disney-themed children’s clothing sets that were also flagged as a potential lead hazard. 

The piece of the recalled sippy cup that contains lead is typically inaccessible, which is why it wasn’t tested for lead in the first place. However, if the bottom of the cup becomes broken it can expose the piece. The company chose to recall the product after receiving seven reports of the base of the cup breaking off, causing the component containing lead to become exposed. 

The specific products being recalled by Green Sprouts are their six- and eight-ounce stainless steel sippy cups and bottles with the tracking numbers 29218V06985, 35719V06985, or 33020V06985. The tracking number of the products can be found on the bottom of the base. If your family is in possession of one or more of these products, discard them immediately and contact Green Sprouts for a full refund. If you’re concerned that the Bentex clothing recall might affect your family, you can see photos, batch numbers, and contact information to get a refund here

Consumers can look up current and past product recalls, and get alerts about new recalls at

If you’re concerned that your child has been exposed to lead, contact a healthcare provider right away and request a blood lead test. Most children with lead in their blood have no immediate symptoms—but ongoing exposure to lead can seriously harm a child’s health, causing damage to the brain and nervous system, impairing development and growth, and potentially causing problems with hearing, speech, or behavior.

Mckenna Saady is a staff writer and digital content lead for ParentsTogether. Before working for nonprofits such as the Human Rights Campaign and United Way, Mckenna spent nearly a decade as a child care provider and Pre-K teacher. Originally from Richmond, VA, she now lives in Philadelphia and writes poetry, fiction, and children’s literature in her spare time.