Brita recalls children’s water bottles after complaints of cracking lids

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(PIX11) -- Brita is pulling children's water bottles off the shelves because the lids could break into pieces and kids could cut themselves.

There are four types of bottles being recalled that have popular cartoon characters on them. They include Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, Spongebob and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The bottles were sold for $13-$19 at these stores:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Target.com
  • Alaska Housewares
  • Associated Food Stores
  • Bartell Drug
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Quidsi
  • Royal Ahold
  • Shopko
  • US Navy Exchange

Hello Kitty bottles were sold from February 2014 through July 2014. Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bottles were sold from June 2013 through July 2014.

Some 242,500 bottles are affected by the recall and they are all marked with model number BB07. Brita says it has received 35 reports of the lids cracking and breaking.

Recalled bottles have the following UPC codes:

  • 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer
  • 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty
  • 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants
  • 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Anyone who bought the water bottles is urged to call Brita at 800-926-2065 or visit www.brita.com to receive a full refund.