In an alarming health alert, Health Canada has announced the recall of double-walled stainless steel children’s cups from the brand CUPKIN, citing the threat of lead contamination. The lead presence is particularly prominent near the bottom seal of these cups, potentially posing severe toxicity risks and health hazards, especially for children.
The implications of lead exposure are serious and can manifest a wide range of health conditions. Anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, and adverse impacts on the heart and immune system are some of the potential risks associated with lead exposure. In severe cases, lead has also been linked to fatalities.
The recall encompasses the CUPKIN 8 oz (236.6 ml) and 12 oz (354.9 ml) double-walled stainless steel children’s cups, which have been sold as pairs in a variety of colour combinations along with a matching colored straw.
These cups, manufactured in China, were retailed in Canada between January 2018 and March 2023 and account for a total of 12 units sold. While they pose a significant health risk, no incidents or injuries related to these hazardous products have been reported in the country, as per the recall notice.
In a bid to combat this crisis, Health Canada urgers consumers to refrain from further usage of the cups immediately, and to initiate contact with the CUPKIN Company to facilitate a complete refund.