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Tumbler recalled by Health Canada over chemical hazard concerns

A stainless steel tumbler is being recalled by Health Canada over concerns about chemical ingestion.

The affected product is the NÜTRL branded 887 ml stainless steel tumbler, given out as a promotional gift with the purchase of a case of seltzers at various liquor stores.

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About 33,000 units were distributed to consumers between April 29 to May 17, 2024.

Testing showed that some of the tumblers may contain a chemical solution that was trapped between the inner walls of the cup, including sulfuric and phosphoric acids. There is a possibility that the chemicals could be released when the tumbler is filled with liquid.

Health Canada adds that the interaction between the solution and the tumbler may also result in elevated levels of iron, chromium, and nickel.

The health authority listed a range of health effects associated with ingesting the substances, including burning of the lips, tongue, throat, stomach, and/or other tissue damage, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhea.

The company is aware of 43 reports from consumers who reported experiencing various symptoms, the most common of which were headache, nausea, cramping and/or abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Health effects associated with skin contact with these substances include blistering, burns, pain, and redness.

Anyone who has the tumbler is urged to stop using it immediately.

For more information, consumers can call Sedgwick at 1-866-846-1778, toll free, 24 hours a day and seven days a week, or email at [email protected].

If you are experiencing any symptoms, seek medical attention.



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