The videos and photos of moldy Tommee Tippee Sippee cups went viral online. Now, Tommee Tippee is recalling its popular Sippee cups over the mold concerns. The Sippee cups you need to look for in your house.

Tommee Tippee Sippee cups recalled

Mold can grow on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill proof mechanism. Obviously, you never want your child drinking from a moldy cup as it can cause stomach problems and infections, and that has happened in 68 children.

Mold can grow on the removable, one-piece, white valve inside the spill proof mechanism. Obviously, you never want your child drinking from a moldy cup as it can cause stomach problems and infections, and that has happened in 68 children.

Check your cabinets for the following cups:

  • First Sips Transition Cup
  • Trainer Sippee cup
  • Sippe cup (including Cutie Quips)
  • Sportee bottle and Insulated Swiggle / Sippee tumblers

They all have easy grip sides, detachable handles¬†and spill proof tops. You may even see a saying on the front of the colored cup like “Drink Drop Repeat” or “You Pour I’ll Fling.”

How to clean Tommee Tippee cups

Tommee Tippee is a well-known brand. We have many of their bottles, and I’m always careful to take the extra steps to detach every piece of the bottle and let them all air dry so we don’t get mold in the ring or some other small space. I would do this regardless of the brand. Coming from such a well-respected brand, I think this recall and mold issue that circulated online really took a lot of moms by surprise.

I’ve even noticed that I took a lot of extra steps to make sure our bottles were cleaned thoroughly before using them at the beginning. We sterilized even after washing. Then as our daughter got older, the dishwasher often took the place of the sterilizer. We cut out a step. So I can see how parents fail to get every nook and cranny of the Sippee cups cleaned. Your child is older, you’re in a rush, and you begin to cut corners where you would expect you can. Nope. Take a step back. Make sure those Sippee cups are clean. The problem with these — you couldn’t see through the valve to see the mold.

Tommee Tippee offers a video and step by step guide to cleaning the cups. They are making transparent, see-through valves to replace the white ones where you can’t check for mold inside. You can call 1-844-340-3420 / 877-248-6922 to get a see-through valve or replacement cup or fill out this Tommee Tippee Sippee Cup recall online form.

To clean them properly, you have to unscrew the lid. Then you have to wiggle the valve out to release it. Then wash all parts in warm soapy water and then rinse making sure clean water goes through all four openings. You have to hand wash the valve. Everything else goes in the dishwasher. Of course, the most important step — make sure it dries completely. Remember, that’s what’s going to cause that mold to grow.

To clean the straw cups, unscrew the lid and pop up the straw by pressing the Trigger. This can go in the dishwasher on the top shelf.

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