Brita Recalls Hello Kitty, SpongeBob, Dora, Ninja Turtles Water Bottles Because Kids Don’t Like Lacerated Lips

Brita has recalled four children-themed water bottles featuring Hello Kitty, SpongeBob Square Pants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer.

Taking a drink of water should be a pain-free experience – I mean it’s just water, right? That might not be the case when it comes to a set of Brita’s children-friendly water bottles that have the potential to create a painful situation by cutting drinkers.

After receiving 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking, Brita announced earlier this week that it is recalling kid-centric bottles featuring white lids with fold-up straws and filters, NPR reports.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, lids on the four recalled hard-sided plastic water bottles, which hold up to 15-ounces of liquid, may break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard.

So far, no injuries have been reported involving the water bottles.

The recall covers four hard-sided plastic water bottles of varying colors featuring cartoon characters.

Affected water bottles include:
• Hello Kitty in pink with UPC code 60258-35914
• Dora the Explorer in violet with UPC code 60258-35883
• SpongeBob Square Pants in blue with UPC code 60258-3588
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in green with UPC code 60258-35882

Consumers who own any of the potentially hazardous bottles are urged to stop using them and contact Brita at (800) 926-2065 to receive a postage-paid package to return the bottle for a full refund.

The bottles were sold from June 2013 to July 2014 at a variety of retailers including Walmart, Target and Amazon.com.

Brita Recalls Kids’ Water Bottles Over Risk Of Cutting [NPR]