In September, nationwide retailer H&M recalled 2900 water bottles sold in their children’s department due to a choking hazard. According to the CPSC, the bottle’s spout could break off, posing a choking hazard to children.
The recall of this bottle, made in Italy (and pictured at left), highlights one of the most important ethical policies Bulletin Bottle [.com] has in place: If you plan to distribute your bulk water bottle purchase primarily to children under 12, we WILL NOT SELL you products that have not undergone CPSIA mandated testing for use by children in your age range.
Many of our bottles have been tested for use by children ages 8 and up, and many have been tested for use by children ages 3 and up. BUT, many have not. Certain tests, like small parts and use and abuse, exist specifically to avoid situations like the H&M recall. As a company, we are committed to informing you about any safety regulations applicable to your product so you can select the best kids water bottle for your recipients.
We are not insinuating that H&M didn’t follow applicable safety policies with their water bottles (we don’t know the answer to that). We want you to know that Bulletin Bottle does follow CPSIA mandated safety testing for kids water bottles when the primary recipient will be under the age of 12.
And, if you think you may have one of the recalled H&M bottles, click here for more information: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12279.html