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    Brita issues recall for kids’ bottles

    WASHINGTON — Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children’s water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

    The company said Tuesday that the lid of the hard-sided bottles can break into pieces with sharp points.

    Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.

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    The recalled bottles include a violet bottle with Dora the Explorer, a pink bottle with Hello Kitty, a blue bottle with SpongeBob Square Pants, and a green bottle with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each bottle has a Brita logo and white lid.

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    The bottles are 6 inches tall and hold 15 ounces of liquid. They have fold-up straws and filters that sit inside the straw below the lid.

    The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has model number BB07. The following UPC codes were used: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants, and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the bottles and to contact Brita for a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund. Brita can be reached at 800-926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Individuals may also visit www.brita.com and click ‘‘Safety Recall’’ for more information.

    Associated Press