Below are statements to NBC News in response to a Rossen Reports investigation of the potential hazard metal water bottles pose to children.
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Statement from PrintGlobe, Inc.:
PrintGlobe, Inc. has a 100% commitment to carrying products that meet the highest safety and environmental standards. All of us were saddened and concerned to hear that one of the aluminum water bottles we distributed was involved in the injury of a child and we wish her well in her recovery.
Prior to this accident, we had not heard of an incident of this nature happening with any of the water bottles we distribute. While that particular aluminum water bottle is a product that was widely sold by other promotional product distributors and retailers across the country, we decided to immediately remove the specific bottle from our catalog.
We have also made the decision to remove all other metal water bottles with a similar design from our product offering, and we encourage other distributors in our industry to do the same.
Statement from SIGG:
Last month, we became aware of a report involving a child getting her tongue stuck inside a metal water bottle similar in design to a SIGG bottle. The safety and safe use of our products has always been our top priority and we immediately began an investigation to determine how the incident occurred and if our product was involved. That investigation is still underway, but as an extra precaution, we also contacted the Consumer Product Safety Commission to share what we had learned with the agency.
We are working with CPSC right now to assess the incident and we are conducting a thorough study to make sure we fully understand the issues. It’s important to note that SIGG has been manufacturing bottles using this product design for about 50 years and, until recently, had never received or learned of a report of a child’s tongue getting stuck in a bottle.
In the meantime, parents should know that SIGG offers a wide range of bottles for children, which come with sip-top cap attachments. We want to make sure our customers, and their children, enjoy the benefits of our products safely.
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