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Target sippy cup recalled due to eye injuries

As your infant grows into a toddler, it is important to make adjustments. After all, no one wants to hinder the development of his or her child. One of the biggest transitions is the graduation from the baby bottle to the sippy cup. This is one of the many childhood milestones enjoyed by all parents. However, in recent news, one sippy cup has proved to be harmful to little ones.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently announced a voluntary recall of the Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup. When the cup is in use, sources say that the ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke and injure a child in the eye. Consumers that are currently in possession of the cups should immediately stop using the defective products and return them to a California Target store for a complete refund.

So far, Target has received six reports of injuries caused by the use of the sippy cup. According to reports, cuts and bruises occurred in three incidents.

Specifically, the recall involves two styles of the cups. These cups are equipped with pink or blue handles on both sides. Furthermore, each cup includes a white bunny head, which serves as a screw-on lid. One ear of the bunny is straight and the other is bent. The cups can be identified by imprinted codes on the bottom of the product: "TARGET 200020683″ and "TARGET 200020884.″

The cups were sold from February to April of this year. They were priced at approximately $3, and sources report that approximately 264,000 units exist.

It's always alarming when products have been recalled for safety reasons; however, it is even more upsetting when the item was intended for children. If you have purchased this product for your child, it is advised to immediately discontinue the use of this cup.

Source: Bring Me The News, "Target recalls bunny sippy cups due to injury hazard," April 27, 2012

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