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Mother claims ‘mould’ in baby bottling machine is making her twins sick

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Mother claims shocking video shows how Tommee Tippee baby bottling machine is making her twins violently sick by ‘filling with black mould’ despite her regularly cleaning it

  • Bethany Phillips claims the Perfect Prep machine has caused her boys to vomit
  • Phillips said she checked her bottle making machine and found ‘black mould’
  • Video showing the alleged mould has been uploaded  to social media
  • MailOnline has contacted Tommee Tippee for comment
  • **Do you have concerns over your Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine? Get in touch at chantalle.edmunds@mailonline.com**  

By Chantalle Edmunds For Mailonline

Published: 09:46 EDT, 7 October 2019 | Updated: 11:58 EDT, 7 October 2019

A mother from South Wales claims her twin boys have been vomiting for the past month after mould unknowingly built up in her babies bottle prep machine.  

Bethany Phillips, from Ystradgynlais near Swansea in South Wales, claims her twins, Harry and Jacob, have been projectile vomiting for weeks and their doctor didn’t know what was ‘wrong with them’.

However, on Friday after bottle feeding both her children using the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine and both of her children throwing up immediately, Bethany checked the machine and discovered ‘black mould’ in the pipes and shared the footage to social media. 

Bethany Phillips from South Wales checked her bottle making machine, as her twin boys  have been repeatedly vomiting and discovered ‘black mould’ in the pipes and shared the footage to social media

She uploaded a clip on Facebook on Friday urging parents to check their machines. The clip shows the back of the Tommee Tippee being taken off and the camera zooming into the pipes which appears to show a black residue

Bethany claims she cleans the product monthly and when the machine says it needs cleaning and uses the company’s filters following their rules to the letter.

She uploaded a clip on Facebook on Friday urging parents to check their machines.  

The clip shows the back of the Tommee Tippee being taken off and the camera zooming into the pipes which appears to show a black residue.

Another video shows how a pipe has been taken out of the machine and zooms in appearing to show what looks like ‘black mould.’

She said: ‘Feel free to share. If you’ve got a Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine or know of someone who has.

‘For the past month Harry and Jacob have been projectile vomiting everyday. I’ve taken them to see the local GP and he didn’t know what was wrong with them. He said it’s probably a sickness bug that will go away.

The video shared by Bethany (pictured above) has been seen by over 700,000 people with over seven thousand shares.

‘I’ve always used the Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine to make their bottles since birth. This morning Harry’s projectile vomited immediately after his bottle.

‘Jacob’s also projectile vomited three times after his. I decided to take the back off of the perfect prep machine and this is what I’ve found.

‘I feel sick to my stomach to think that I’ve been trusting Tommee Tippee’s perfect prep machine to feed my twin boys.

‘The clear pipes are obviously meant to be clear. However, mine are filled with black mould. No wonder my twin boys have been vomited after their bottles.

‘I encourage everyone who has a Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine to take the back off of it and check the pipes.’

Bethany later updated her post saying: ‘EDIT- This was given to us from a family member who’d always used the Tommee Tippee filters and cleaned it when the calc light came on.

‘I feel sick to my stomach to think that I’ve been trusting Tommee Tippee’s perfect prep machine to feed my twin boys,’ Phillips said

‘I’ve also always use the Tommee Tippee filters and clean it monthly and when the calc light has come on.’

Bethany’s video has been seen by over 700,000 people with over seven thousand shares. 

The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine will cost parents around £60 to buy brand new and was created to prepare healthy baby feed.

The product comes with a warning users to use their tested own design filters to make sure it is safe for babies rather than cheaper basic filters.

Bethany claims she cleans the product monthly (shown above) and when the machine says it needs cleaning and uses the company’s filters following their rules to the letter

Rosie Grubb wrote under Bethany’s post: ‘Please please be careful using these. Although they are easier, the hot shot in them isn’t hot enough to kill all bacteria in the formula or bottle, and the water remains stagnant in the machine and pipes. Please please don’t use these.’

Bianca Ready added: ‘Omg I’ve heard of people saying about them before. I’m glad you’ve mentioned it as I was going to get one for the new baby. Hope the boys are ok. You would think it be just the filter that needed changing… I’m so shocked. Thank you.’

Kersha May Davies said: ‘It made mine so unwell, doing it as our parents did is so much safer. As they say if it’s not broken don’t try to fix it.’

It’s not the first time there has been concerns over the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine.

Two years ago, Tommee Tippee investigated claims the product was producing black mould in the pipes and failing to clean the machine and asked for parents to come forward to help them understand the issue.

Some social media users said they would have reservations about using the bottle making machine

Daniella McNeill from Glenrothes, Fife, came forward two years ago saying she followed the company’s procedures and rules to the letter and the product still formed mould.

Ms McNeill claims the hidden residue in the product was the reason behind why her daughter was frequently ill.

Tommee Tippee said at the time: ‘We were very concerned by these findings and started an immediate investigation. Until they’ve been examined, it’s impossible to determine the exact cause.’

MailOnline has contacted Tommee Tippee for comment regarding the latest claims. 

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