Choking hazard prompts voluntary recall of Zéfal children's water bottles

“There is a choking hazard in case the push-pull valve would detach while drinking”

Zefal Little Z bottle recall
(Image credit: Zefal)

Zéfal has issued a voluntary recall of its Little Z Bicycle Bottles for children after tests show that in rare cases the push-pull valve may detach too easily, causing a choking hazard.

To date, Zéfal is not aware of any incidents or detaching valves, but out of an “abundance of caution” – and as the affected bottles are “specifically designed for children” – the French brand has decided to undertake a voluntarily recall of the Little Z Bicycle Bottles.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg