Our kids tend to be our pride and joy and most parents will do anything to keep them safe. Parents have gone to extremes to protect their children and some would say that helicopter parents do more harm than good. I tend to agree but then again I grew up riding a bike without a helmet and rubbing dirt on my bruises to make them better so I'm definitely not one to give advice on anything child related ( or maybe I'm the authority on how to raise your kids ).

99% of the time I'm a firm believer that we should worry about the things we can control and let go of the things we can't... unless of course it's the SECOND offense. Consider this headline from ktvb:

About 5.7 million kids water bottles have been recalled on Feb. 19 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission because of a choking hazard.

Apparently the Contigo kids cleanable water bottles' silicone spout can detach and that can obviously lead to children choking and potentially dying. To make matters worse this is the second time Contigo has recalled their bottles. The reason for the latest recall is to replace the bottles that were recalled back in August. Where is the quality control? Do these companies care anymore? Adults are not drinking out of these bottles, these are marketed and sold specifically for children and this is happening for the second time in 6 months! This is absurd to say the least. I will stop ranting and share a few important details from the ktvb article

  • The bottles were sold at Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online on various websites from April 2018 through February 7, 2020.
  • Contigo has received a total of 427 reports of the spout detaching. The company also had 27 reports of spouts found in children’s mouths.
  • The base and cover of the clear silicone spout will always be black. Only black colored spout base and spout cover models are included in this recall.
  • Contigo is printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle.