Warning for parents! Glass baby bottles have been recalled because they violate the United States federal lead content ban. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves NUK-branded First Choice glass baby bottles. The bottle involved has a latex nipple intended for children 0-6 months old with the brand name NUK is in white lettering and white and gray stars are on the outside of the bottle. The recall was initiated because the glass bottle’s outside markings contain lead levels that exceed the U.S. federal lead content ban. The PSC said lead is toxic if ingested by young children and could cause health issues.
If you happen to have the recalled baby bottle, NUK encourages consumers to immediately stop using it. After verifying that the bottle is part of the recall, you can send it back to NUK for a full refund. You can verify if it is included in the recall if it meets all the following requirements:
- The bottle is GLASS and NOT plastic
- The bottle was purchased exclusively through Amazon.com
- The bottle’s outside markings are white and gray stars
- The NUK name is in white lettering
- The nipple is latex
- Volume size is 240 mL (approx. 8 ounces)
After verifying that the bottle is included in the recall, you can complete a form on NUK’s website. You will get a return mailer so they can return their bottle to NUK. Once NUK gets the bottle and verifies that it is included, a refund check will be sent out. You can expect up to four weeks to get the return mailer. Once the bottle is returned, it can take 12-16 weeks to get a refund.
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