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A promotional NÜTRL branded tumbler was recalled in Canada due to a manufacturing defect that could lead to the release of contaminants. About 33,000 tumblers were distributed as a promotional gift at various liquor commissions and retailers between April 29 and May 17, 2024. The updated notice revealed that the tumblers may contain a chemical solution trapped between the inner walls containing sulfuric and phosphoric acids. When filled with liquid, the solution can be released, posing a potential risk of serious injury. The interaction between the contaminants and the tumblers can also result in elevated levels of iron, chromium, and nickel.

The notice warns of various health effects associated with the ingestion of these chemicals, including burning of the lips, tongue, throat, stomach, and other tissue damage, as well as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Additionally, the chemicals may cause a reaction when coming into contact with the skin, resulting in blistering, burns, pain, and redness. The 30 oz. (887 ml) stainless steel cup was manufactured in China by Sunscope and was given to consumers as gifts with the purchase of a case of NÜTRL seltzers. Sunscope has received 43 reports from consumers who experienced symptoms such as headache, nausea, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea after using the recalled product.

Health Canada advises consumers to immediately stop using the affected product and contact small claims assistance service Sedgwick for help. Consumers can call toll-free or email Sedgwick for assistance. Health Canada also encourages consumers to seek medical help if they experience any symptoms. It is important for consumers who have received the recalled tumbler to take action and protect themselves from the potential health risks associated with the contaminants present in the product. The recall highlights the importance of thorough testing and quality control in manufacturing to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

In response to the reports of adverse health effects associated with the NÜTRL branded tumbler, Health Canada has issued an updated recall notice providing more details on the potential harm posed by the product. The presence of sulfuric and phosphoric acids in the trapped chemical solution within the tumblers can lead to serious injuries when released into the liquid. Ingestion of these chemicals can result in various health effects, including tissue damage, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Additionally, contact with the chemicals can cause skin reactions such as blistering, burns, pain, and redness.

Consumers who have received the affected tumbler are urged to stop using it immediately and contact Sedgwick for assistance. This recall serves as a reminder of the importance of product safety and quality control measures to protect consumers from potential harm. Moving forward, it is essential for manufacturers to conduct thorough testing and inspections to ensure the safety of their products before they are distributed to consumers. By taking appropriate precautions and following regulatory guidelines, incidents like this can be prevented, safeguarding the health and well-being of the public.

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