Mom's viral Facebook post reveals disgusting problem lurking inside sippy cups

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Two mothers from Montreal, Marie-Pier L'Hostie and Penny Powell, recently shared photos on Facebook that have parents in a panic.

Garnering over a hundred thousand shares total, the viral posts warn moms and dads about a hidden danger that might be hiding in their child's sippy cup where they're least likely to check -- under the anti-spill guard.

Mon ami Simon O'kanada se demandait pourquoi son fils était toujours malade. Il a donc brisé l'anti fuite de son verre à...

Posted by Marie-Pier S. L'Hostie on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Translated via Google:

My friend Simon O'kanada wondered why his son was always sick . He has broken the anti-leakage his glass fronted " Tommee Tippee " to discover mold inside the anti-leak. It does not wash , can not be seen unless it is broken. He called the company, and the lady on the phone laughed out loud . Several moms on other groups have also discovered mold after my post about another group so I'm sharing with you . If you - please , those who have these cups , pay attention ! Being washed by hand or in the dishwasher , the mold moved there anyway!

According to both women, when their friend's child kept getting sick, he broke open the anti-leak guard of his son's Tommie Tippee brand sippy cup, revealing every parent's — nay, every human's — worst nightmare: a thick film of black mold.

Mon ami se demandait pourquoi son fils était toujours malade il a donc briser l'anti-fuite de son verre à bec Tommee...

Posted by Penny Powell on Friday, February 19, 2016

Translated via Facebook:

"My friend wondered why his son was still sick so he break the anti-leakage his glass Tommee Tippee billed to discover mold inside the anti-leak that does not wash does not see except if the breeze he call the company and the lady at the end of son laughed in his face. Several moms on the other group also found mold after my post about another group so I you please share those with these cups wear a special attention, he has washed his hands in the dishwasher etc and mildew has installed anyway! Share it! - After having received several messages from parents who have opened the anti-leak cup of their children is important to do something, so for parents who discovers also had the same problem with the anti-leak SVP I invite you to complain to consumer protection and also to service customers of the company described - thank you! share in large numbers"

Since the two posts went viral, the brand's Facebook page has become flooded with comments from concerned parents, sharing similar horror stories.

Tommie Tippie reached out to their customers on Monday with the following post:

Nous sommes toujours très à l'écoute de vos retours, commentaires, idées et de la façon dont les parents utilisent nos...

Posted by Tommee Tippee France on Monday, February 22, 2016

It partially reads:

"We learned a result of posts that some people were not satisfied with the sippy valves following the use of our sippy cups, we do apologize for the inconvenience and we assure you that we are actively working on the subject.

Recently, our teams based at the headquarters of Tommee Tippee and Consumer Service exchanged with many parents following their returns.We understand that the well-being of your children is your paramount and we assure you that we tested the valves of our cups, and the results clearly confirmed that when the use and cleaning instructions are followed , everything works fine."

Along with offering to replace affected sippy cups with brand new ones of parents choosing, the company uploaded a proper sippy cup cleaning guide on their website.

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