Zak Designs Recalls 26-Ounce Water Bottles

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of certain Zak Designs 26-ounce plastic water bottles, a Target exclusive.

The inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break, posing a choking hazard. Consumers should stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Zak Designs for instructions on receiving a free replacement cap with straw. The recall affects approximately 178,000 units.

The 10-inch tall water bottles have a flip-top spout on a twist-off cap with colored inner plastic straws in clear, blue, gray, green, light purple or red. The water bottles were sold exclusively at Target stores in a “Back-to-College” promotion from June to July 2015. The water bottles have popular characters on the front and come in a variety of colors. Designs include Captain America, Batman, Minions, My Little Pony, Spider-Man, Star Wars, a Superman logo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thor and Wonder Woman. Mold number “14158” and “Zak Designs” are embossed on the bottom of the bottles in the recall.

Zak Designs has received nine reports of the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the cap breaking, including seven reports of plastic fragments spit out by children using the bottle. No injuries have been reported.