High street brand Cath Kidston has been forced to recall one if its products amidst fears it could be a choking hazard for young children.
The drinking bottles – decorated with Cath Kidston’s signature kitsch flower designs – reportedly have a silicone tip on the straw which could become loose and lodge in a small child’s throat.
A statement released via Facebook by the company said: ‘We have identified a potential issue with our kids drinking bottles whereby the silicone tip of the straw may come loose and could present a choking hazard.’
‘The bottles affected by this potential issue were on sale between 12 June 2017 and 14 August 2017 and fell below our rigorous quality standards.’
‘We are voluntarily recalling this product as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our customers. No other products or drinking bottles sold by Cath Kidston are affected by this notice.’
‘Please be assured that the safety and performance of our products is always our highest priority. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.’
Other designs to be affected by the fault are the Hankie Rose, Pets Party, Marching Band on Construction Site patterns.
In response to the recall, many parents have left comments on the company’s post, with some saying that they had already had parts of their bottles come loose.
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‘It came off in my sons mouth a few weeks ago which scared us,’ said one concerned mum. ‘We bought it in July. I don’t live near a store which is why I hadn’t returned it yet as I didn’t think it was right. My daughters one never did that. We had to stop using it afterwards as he started to bite the broken bit.’
‘Why do we have to return it?’ asked another. ‘Anyone who has one should throw it away and claim a refund? I cant let my daughter use hers now so would like a refund without having the hassle of bringing into store?’
The company has responded to each and every comment, however, reassuring customers that this is a batch issue and is only affecting a small amount of bottles produced between the dates specified.