More than 46,000 CamelBak water bottles have been voluntarily recalled due to a potential choking hazard. The recall affects two varieties of water bottles—CamelBak Podium and CamelBak Peak Fitness bottles—sold with certain caps, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alert.
The issue is specifically with the caps: “A small silicone valve in caps sold with the Podium and Peak Fitness water bottle can come loose and detach, posing a choking hazard,” the alert explains. So far, the commission has received 14 reports of the caps coming loose, but there haven’t been any reports of injuries related to the cap issue.
The recalled CamelBak water bottles were sold across the U.S. in sporting goods stores and online between February 2019 and January 2021. (An additional 13,000 of the water bottles were sold in Canada.) But the recall only affects those with certain date codes (H19039, H19063, and H19175), which should be printed on the underside of the cap. The bottles came in a variety of colors and three sizes (17, 21, and 24 ounces), and they had either CamelBak and Podium or Peak Fitness written on them.
As temperatures heat up this summer and more people start to get back into their gym and fitness class routines, it’s important to have a reusable water bottle you can count on! So, for more information and to see photos of the water bottles and caps that are included in the recall, check the company’s website. If you do have one of the recalled bottles, you can contact the company via the website or at 800-767-8725 to get a free replacement cap.