RECALL TO INSPECT
To our valued customers:
Miniware is sending this notice to all consumers to ensure that the silicone spoons are used as a training spoon. Our spoons are intended to support and develop self-feeding, with the added benefit that the soft silicone material can provide relief to the gums of the children. However, we are concerned that some caregivers may be using our spoons as a toy or teething device rather than just for feeding. We recently received a report of a a small piece coming loose in a child’s mouth, posing a choking hazard. Thankfully, that child was not injured.
FRIENDLY REMINDER: Please use these spoons as a training spoon and not as a teether. Please inspect your silicone spoon for any cracks or damage to it, and contact Miniware at 855-334-8129 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are conducting this recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Moving forward we are changing the name of this product to Training Spoon and adding updated warning information to clarify the intended use.
Silicone is an often-used material in children’s products and is considered quite safe if used correctly. However, all pure silicone products can tear or break if the silicone becomes damaged. All of our products pass required certifications and standards verified by a third party laboratory, such as testing for the presence of phthalates and other substances that could migrate to food.
When used as intended, we are confident in the safety of our products, beloved by so many caregivers. Our spoons have easy to grip ergonomic handles, modern aesthetics and are designed to promote learning the basics of self-feeding.
We appreciate your continued confidence in us and our products, and we look forward to helping your families grow for generations to come.
Ai & Adam
I have a Miniware silicone spoon, what should I do?
You should immediately carefully inspect the spoon for any signs of wear or damage. If you see any – or if you are concerned that your child may have been using the spoon as a teether, not just as a feeding utensil – we will replace the spoon at no cost to you.
How do I get a replacement spoon?
Send us an email – email@example.com – with your name and address, a picture of the spoon that clearly shows the Miniware logo, and a picture showing the spoon rendered unusable, such as the end of the spoon cut off. These can be the same picture. We will then ship a replacement spoon to you at no cost.
For further information, please read the below questions and answers
Q: Is the spoon safe?
A: Yes. When used appropriately as a feeding utensil, the spoon’s food-grade silicone material is both durable and gentle on the tender gums and teeth of children in the teething stage of development.
Q: Why is Miniware recalling the spoon?
A: We were concerned that some caregivers could be allowing their children to use the spoon as a teether or a toy, rather than as a feeding utensil.
Q: Should I use the spoon as a teether?
A: No. The spoon is a feeding utensil made with food-grade silicone that is gentle on the tender gums and teeth of children in the teething stage of development. It is not a teether or a toy, and it should be used only for feeding under direct adult supervision