Bottled water recalled because caps can come off and choke young children

Wednesday, September 17th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ An Atlanta company is recalling 3.2 million bottles of water after receiving 10 complaints of caps unexpectedly coming off and posing a choking hazard to young children.

CCDA Waters LLC _ a joint venture of Coca-Cola, Groupe Danone and Danone Holdings _ has received no reports of injuries from the push-pull caps, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

The water was sold singly and in multipacks in 8-oz., 8.5-oz. and .33-liter sizes under the brand names Dannon Fluoride to Go, Pure American, Enon Springs, Alhambra Junior Sport Drinking Water and Sparkletts Junior Sport Drinking Water.

Gas stations and grocery, convenience and drug stores and other such retail outlets sold the water from March 2002 until this month for 59 cents to $3.29.

Consumers can return the water to the store of purchase for a refund. More information is available by calling the company at (800) 322-4616, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.