Tommee Tippee Sippy Cup Horror

March 1, 2016
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Recent photos shared on Facebook about a well-known sippy cup where mould was found growing inside, has sparked concern among parents.

Penny Powell, who’s post was shared over 100 000 times, wrote that her friend couldn’t figure out why his son always seemed to be sick for long periods of time, until he took apart his son’s sippy cup.

It appears that mould is building up inside the anti-spill top in the Tommee Tippee cups – a place where parents can’t see it unless they split open the mouthpiece. Given comments from other equally distressed parents, it seems that other sippy cup brands have similar issues too.

Tommee Tippee France has since responded to the controversy on social media, by apologising for the matter and explaining that they are ‘actively working’ on it as a result of the feedback received from parents.

In a more recent post they indicated the following “ We’ve therefore listened to our customers, and will be launching a new Sippee cup in the next few months.The new cup will have a two piece valve that can be used with different types of liquid, and is easier to clean.” They also provide consumers with an option to return their old cups for a replacement or get transparent valves which will allow parents to see if there is any build up inside the valves – “Anyone that would like a see-through valve or alternative cup should contact our Careline toll free on 1-877 248 69221-877 248 6922 FREE, and one will be sent as quickly as possible.

Sippee Cup - New SeeThrough Valve

The transparent valve referred to in the statement by Tommee Tippee

How to make sure that your child’s sippy cup is safe:

Instead of going for sippy cups with complicated mechanisms like this one, go for simple sippy cups and bottles which are easily taken apart and cleaned, so you can see if there’s any build-up of dirt or mould.

If your child is currently using a cup or bottle with a more intricate mechanism, it’s probably worth giving it a deep clean as soon as possible. Also take the cup fully apart just to make sure that there is no build up inside.

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2 Comments

  1. Louise

    March 1, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I’m sorry but that should never have been over looked. I pull apart everything that belong to my son that has to do with eating and drinking. That’s just stupidly, especially trying to blame to company for dirtiness. If you’re not able to pull something apart to properly clean it then return it to the store or company as not satisfied, I’m sure they would compensate you. That’s awful..

    • lex

      April 28, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      They dont do refunds. The valve DOES NOT come apart. Its fused together. You literally can NOT clean inside it unless you cut it in half, then its no longer usable. Design flaw

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