Recall of NUK glass baby bottles sold on Amazon with high lead levels

The recalled NUK brand First Choice glass baby bottles are shown in the images provided. (Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Glass baby bottles from a popular brand and sold exclusively on Amazon have been recalled due to high levels of lead, officials said.

The recall involves NUK-branded First Choice glass baby bottles, which were sold on Amazon.com between January 2018 and May 2022 for approximately $20. A statement shared July 28 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the brands on the outside of the bottles contain lead levels that “exceed the federal ban on lead content.”

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause serious health problems.

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About 100 bottles were sold in the United States and another 77 were sold in Canada, the CPSC noted. The bottles have been designed for newborns up to 6 months and sold in a 240ml format.

The CPSC statement added that the recalled glass baby bottles were manufactured exclusively for the UK consumer market and “not intended for sale in the United States”.

“The NUK brand name is in white lettering, a graduated volume scale in white markings, and white and gray stars are on the outside of the bottle,” the CPSC said. “Only the NUK branded glass baby bottles described above which have been manufactured for the UK market are included in this recall.”

People who purchased the recalled glass bottles should stop using them immediately and can contact NUK to find out how to return the bottle and receive a full refund. Astir Care, the Amazon seller, is also contacting all known buyers directly, the agency said.

There have been no known incidents or injuries reported due to lead levels, the CPSC said.

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This story was reported from Cincinnati.

Luz W. German