If you use a SodaStream for all your carbonated beverage needs, the bottle could be posing a potential hazard.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 51,000 units of the carbonation bottles in the United States and 7,600 in Canada yesterday. Their reasoning? They say the bottle can burst under pressure, making it an injury hazard for both users and bystanders. Given that the appliance requires some pressure to make your water bubbly, this is especially risky for those who use the small kitchen appliance often.
If you’re an avid user of the SodaStream, we've gathered all of the recall details in one place to help you determine if your bottle is safe to use. The safety concern applies to the one liter blue tinted plastic bottles with the same color cap and bottom base. The bottles have an expiration date of April 2020 printed on the warning label and are marked “dishwasher safe.” The CPSC says that this model was typically sold in Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and Walmart stores and online at amazon.com and sodastream.com from February 2016 through January 2017. The retail price was about $15.
While no injuries or incidents have been reported, the CPSC recommends that users stop using the recalled carbonated bottles immediately and contact SodaStream for a full refund. If you own a recalled bottle, you can receive a refund by calling SodaSteam USA toll-free at 866-272-9417 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or contacting them online at sodasteamvoluntaryrecall.com.
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