Feb 20, 2024

Soojimus Recalls Nearly 350K Cupkin Stainless Steel Cups Due to High Levels of Lead

Soojimus Recalls Nearly 350K Cupkin Stainless Steel Cups Due to High Levels of Lead - product recall sign

What: The 8oz and 12oz CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups.

Who: SOOJIMUS LLC, d/b/a CUPKIN, of Bothell, Washington.

Why: Soojimus’s cupkin stainless steel children’s cups have been found to have levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban.

When: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted the recall on July 20, 2023.

Where: The 8oz and 12oz CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups were sold on Amazon and Cupkin.

How Customers Can Identify the Recalled Item: The 8oz and 12oz CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups come in 12 different color combinations, including a matching straw, and "Cupkin" is printed on the front bottom of the cups. 

 

A report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Soojimus states that approximately  346,000 stainless steel cups designed for children are being recalled due to containing levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. In January, Soojimus LLC, also known as Cupkin, discovered their Cupkin stainless steel children’s cups were improperly manufactured and found to have contained high levels of lead. 

The recall currently includes their 8 oz. and 12 oz. models of Cupkin Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups sold in pairs. Both cups were sold in 12 different color combinations, including a matching straw online at Amazon.com and Cupkin.com from January 2018 through March 2023 for about $20. In light of the recall, both Soojimus and Amazon are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause severe adverse health effects. If you purchased the recalled  Cupkin Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information, contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form today. 

 

FAQ

 

What Happened to the Cupkins Cups?

According to the Soojimus website, after an article revealed that the company’s 8 oz. and 12 oz. models of the CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups tested positive for lead, the company launched an investigation into the claim. Since the investigation began, Soojimus discovered that the manufacturing company they used to create the cups used materials that contained lead. 

Soojimus states that the cups are designed with dual walls to help create insulation. However, during the manufacturing process, the cups are made with a small hole at the bottom. In order to create a vacuum seal for the cups to work properly, the holes need to be filled with what is known as a seal ball. According to Soojimus, their manufacturer assured them that the glass seal balls used did not contain lead. 

Upon further testing, Soojimus confirmed that multiple labs detected lead on the cup's seal ball. According to the reports, after the testing lab used acetone and a scalpel to remove the powder coating at the seal dot. While the company claims that the powder coating used around the cup provides a barrier that prevents any potential exposure to the seal ball, they do warn that if the bottom powder coating gets compromised, customers are at risk of lead exposure. 

 

Which Cupkins Cups Are Affected by the Recall?

This recall involves the improperly manufactured 8 oz. and 12 oz. models of the CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups sold in pairs with a matching straw. Both sizes of the recalled cups were sold in 12 different color combinations and had the "Cupkin" logo printed on the front bottom of the cups. The cup colors included in the recall are listed as follows:

  • Aqua and periwinkle
  • Black and white
  • Blue and gray
  • Blue and green 
  • Brown and peach
  • Cobalt and mint
  • Coral and yellow 
  • Green and pink 
  • Peach and teal
  • Pink and purple
  • Polignac and potpourri
  • Rust and salmon

For more information behind the recalled CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups, contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney today. 

 

What Injuries Have Been Reported?

According to the reports posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Soojimus, there have been no reports of injuries or deaths. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to the recalled Soojimus cups, we may be able to help you. For more information, contact a Morgan & Morgan attorney today. 

 

What Remedies Are Available for Soojimus Customers?

Currently, Soojimus is offering their customers who have reported that they are in possession of the recalled cups a full refund. In order to receive your refund, Soojimus is asking that customers head to their website and click on the “Voluntary Recall of our Kids Cups” tab at the top of the page for more information, or customers can head directly to this link and fill out the Recall Refund Request form. Customers may also contact Soojimus at 888-721-0096 Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm PST or via email at CPSC@Cupkin.com in order to receive a full refund. 

 

Should I Contact a Morgan & Morgan Attorney?

Yes. If you or your loved one has used one of the recalled 8oz and 12oz CUPKIN Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups by Soojimus and have experienced symptoms of lead exposure, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For over 30 years, our law firm has helped victims just like you get the justice you deserve after companies have exposed unsuspecting customers to lead products. 

For more information regarding this recall and how a Morgan & Morgan attorney may be able to help you, contact us today by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.