BIBS Bottle Recall 2022
On May 05, 2022, the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) announced the recall of BIBS glass bottles for posing a burn hazard because of the possible shrinking of its rubber bumper. (1)
These glass bottles are manufactured by BIBS Denmark ApS.
The company issued the voluntary recall after receiving one report of the bumper shrinking, causing the bottle to tilt. According to the product recall announcement, this can pose a burning hazard. (1)
No injuries or issues have been reported relating to this recall. (1)
The following products are included in this recall:
- BIBS Baby Glass Bottle Complete Set (with 110 ml or 225 ml bottles that have a rubber bumper at the bottom)
- BIBS Bottle Kit (rubber bumper only, no glass bottle)
These baby bottles are clear glass and have a gray cap and rubber bumper. They also have “BIBS” and a measuring guide on the sides.
According to the CPSC’s advisory, the recall includes 300 units of this product sold in February 2022 at the following retailers: (1)
- j a k e. shop
- Children’s Boutique
- Broome Street Group
- Lou Lou & Company
- The Natural Baby Company
- Baby On Main Inc
- Kaisah Boutique
- Maighan Distribution (online at maighandistribution.com)
What To Do If You Have Recalled BIBS Bottles
If you have any of the recalled BIBS baby bottles listed above, immediately stop using them with the bumper, and throw the rubber accessory away, so it doesn’t get used accidentally.
According to the recall advisory, you can still use the bottles without the bumper.
However, you can also choose to return them to BIBS for a full refund.
If you purchased the bottle through the BIBS website, contact BIBS Denmark ApS for free shipping if you wish to return it:
- Collect call: 514-543-7505 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, from Monday through Friday
- Email: [email protected]
- Online: bibsworld.com/pages/baby-bottle-information
Consult a health care professional if your baby experiences any problem with these bottles or bumpers.
Is It Safe To Use Recalled BIBS Bottles If They Look Alright?
Based on the recall advisory, this BIBS recall was issued due to a problem with the rubber bumper. The glass bottles can still be safe for use without these bumpers. (1)
Bottle-feeding & Other Baby Safety Tips
Are Glass Bottles Safer Than Plastic?
Babies have a higher risk for injuries or various health issues due to their newly developing bodies.
So, products that come in close or direct contact with their mouths and noses (e.g.,baby bottles) must be free from toxic chemicals,choking hazards, and other health risks.
Glass bottles, such as BIBS bottles, don’t leach chemicals into your baby’s milk. So, they can be safer than plastic ones.
However, although glass bottles are chemical-free, they’re more prone to breaking than plastic.
That’s why many parents use rubber bumpers or silicone sleeves to reduce the glass’ risk of breaking in an accidental fall.
Bottle-feeding Safety Tips
- Always check the bottles (whether BIBS or other brands) for any signs of damage, such as cracking or chipping.
- Never leave your baby unattended while bottle-feeding.
- Don’t freeze glass bottles unless the manufacturer declares they’re freezer-friendly (e.g., Joovy Boob Diamond Glass Bottle and Lifefactory Glass Baby Bottle With Silicone Sleeves).
- Glass bottles don’t leach chemicals into your baby’s milk. So, they can be safer than plastic bottles. However, they’re more prone to breakage. Some might also be too heavy for young children to use without your assistance.
- Rubber or silicone sleeves can help protect your baby’s glass bottles from breakage. However, check for recall alerts because some, such as the BIBS recall above, specifically involve glass bottle sleeves.
Sites To Check For Recalls & Safety Alerts
For your baby’s safety, always check for product recall and safety alerts on official sites before buying any baby product for your baby’s safety. Some of these sites include:
- CPSC for baby clothes, pacifiers, utensils, inclined sleepers, baby loungers, toys, and other babyproducts – www.cpsc.gov
- FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for infant formula, baby food, medicines or supplements, and bath products – fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts
- NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) for infant car seats, boosters, and convertible car seats – nhtsa.gov/recalls
Sometimes, you might also find information about product safety issues from trending social media posts and news articles. However, please refer to the official links listed above to verify these reports.
Other Recalled Baby Bottles
Other Baby Safety Tips
Be on the lookout for recalls on baby formula and essentials such as baby wipes, particularly those that involve pathogens (e.g., bacteria, viruses, etc.) or other health hazards.
For example, Abbott Nutrition recalled Similac, EleCare, and Alimentum after reports of at least one alleged infant death following consumption of these formulas. (2)
Huggies recalled some of their baby wipes in Australia due to contamination with Burkholderia cepacia (bacteria) in December 2021. (3)
Some products might increase your baby’s fall risk.
For example, IKEA recalled safety gates and extensions in July 2016 due to the locking mechanism possibly opening unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard for young children. (4)
Always put your baby to sleep on a firm, flat surface because a soft mattress that dips with your child’s weight can pose a suffocation risk.
Avoid putting toys, blankets, pillows, sleep positioners, crib bumpers, and other materials in your baby’s sleeping area.
Baby products with an incline of more than 10 degrees shouldn’t be used for sleeping because they can also become suffocation hazards:
- Inclined sleepers
- Baby loungers
- Baby carriers
- Car seats
Check for toys, nursery furniture, and other baby products that might have safety issues, such as laceration hazards, sharp or pointed corners, etc.
Babies love putting things, including non-food items such as toys or random objects, in their mouths. It’s important to keep these choking hazards away from your baby and choose age-appropriate toys.
While toys for 1-year-olds are designed to have larger parts to reduce choking risks, those for old kids (such as toys for 3-year-olds) might have smaller parts.
In July 2021, Walgreens recalled around 54,000 units of Disney Baby Winnie the Pooh Rattle Sets because the feet can detach, posing a choking risk to young children. (5)
There are also plenty of possible choking risks with baby food, such as teething biscuits or improperly cut finger foods when your child is ready for solid foods following the baby-led weaning approach.
Your baby’s formula or food should ideally be at a temperature close to your body temperature, usually around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. However, this isn’t absolute.
For baby bottles, for example, it’s important to check if they’re at the right temperature by putting some drops onto the inside of your wrists. The milk shouldn’t be too hot or too cold.
Never give hot liquids or food to your baby because these can scald them.
Check for fire hazards.
For example, 3,100+ units of NewCosplay children’s robes were recalled in May 2022 for violation of federal flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injuries to your baby. (6)
Which Baby Essentials Do I Need To Prepare For My Little One?
It’s a good idea to make a checklist of the top baby essentials to prepare, including the following:
- Silicone bibs
- Infant bibs
- Toddler bibs
- Waterproof bibs
- Car seats
- High chairs
- Baby bottles
- Breast pump
- Infant formula
- Teethers (for teething babies)
- Water bottles (for older babies who are ready for solids)