According to reports, the ultraviolet baby bottle sterilizers being recalled were manufactured from August 2015 to June 2016.
Korean manufacturer Hanil Electronics and 3M Korea are voluntarily recalling their line of baby bottle sanitizers over fears of potentially-toxic filters used in the products.
The filters were processed with octylisothiazolinone, or OIT.
According to a Business Korea report, OIT is an antibacterial substance preventing the growth of mold and bacteria.
The report said: “3M Korea conducted various experiments at the laboratory in the U.S. headquarters, which received certification from international authorities, such as EPA and ANSI, in order to determine the effects of its antibacterial filters on baby bottle sterilizers immediately after finding out the fact.
“As a result, the company found out that only a minute amount of antibacterial substances remained at baby bottles and it doesn’t have harmful effects on the body of all ages, but the two companies decided to voluntarily recall the products.”
The ultraviolet baby bottle sterilizers being recalled were manufactured from August 2015 to June 2016.
Their model numbers are as follows: HBS-900, HBS-2016, HBS-910HK and HBS-920MF. Also note that you can find the manufacturing dates on the label plate on the back side of the products.
Meanwhile, the refill filters for the baby bottle sterilizers, which were sold during the same period, will also be recalled.
These products can be returned or exchanged in the stores in which they were sold.
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