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178,000 Children's Water Bottles Sold at Target Recalled Over Choking Hazard,

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    Zak Designs is recalling 178,000 children's water bottles that were sold exclusively at Target.

    The company says the straw on the 26-ounce water bottle can become a choking hazard. So far, there have been nine reports about the inner plastic straw in the flip-top portion of the cap breaking. In seven cases, children spit out plastic fragments.

    No injuries have been reported.

    The 10-inch tall water bottles were sold at Target during the store's “Back-to-College” promotion from June 2015 until July 2015.

    The bottles come in a variety of colors and feature animated characters on the front. Characters on the bottles include Captain America, Batman, Minions, My Little Pony, Spider-Man, Star Wars, a Superman logo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thor and Wonder Woman. 

    The company says affected bottles have "14158" and “Zak Designs®” embossed on the bottom. Bottles with a black inner straw and black cap are not included in the recall.

    If you have one of these bottles, stop using it and contact Zak Designs at 866-737-1148 for a replacement cap and straw.