(MEDIA GENERAL) – Zak Designs recalls around 178,000 water bottles due to a choking hazard.
The water bottles are described as 10 inch tall bottles with a flip-top spout on a twist-off cap with a colored plastic straw.
Consumer Product Safety Commission says, the inner straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break and become a choking hazard. The water bottles have popular characters on the front and come in a variety of colors including clear, gray, navy blue, pink, teal blue, gray with colored caps in red, blue pink and yellow.
All bottles with the mold number “14158” are recalled.
The Zak Designs water bottles were exclusively sold at Target stores in a “Back-to-College” promotion.
The company has already received nine reports of the cap breaking including seven reports of plastic pieces spit out by children using the bottle. No injures have been reported.
Zak Designs says, “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Zak Designs for instructions on receiving a free replacement cap with straw.”