Recall: Charles Products Recall of Toddler Drinking Cups

February 17, 2005
Release # 05-114
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 242-7537
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Charles Products Announce Recall of Toddler Drinking Cups WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: "Maui Ocean Center" Toddler Drinking Cups

Units: 720

Manufacturer: Charles Products, of Bethesda, Md.

Hazard: A container inside the cup holds petroleum distillates, which can leak onto the outside of the cup and could come into contact with the user posing a poisoning hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Charles Products have received one report of the petroleum distillates leaking from the bottom of the cup. No injuries were reported.

Description: The toddler cups are made of clear plastic with two handles and have a blue lid with a spout for young children to drink from. The dome-shaped container inside the cup contains blue and clear liquid, along with two toy dolphins, which appear to be swimming in the liquid. "MAUI OCEAN CENTER" is written on the side of the cups.

Sold at: Exclusively sold at the Maui Ocean Center in Wailuku Maui, Hawaii from June 2003 through September 2004 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these cups away from young children. Consumers should return the cups to the store where purchased for a refund or contact firm.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Charles Products at (800) 242-7537 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Charles Products Recall of Toddler Drinking Cups