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Mould been found inside Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machines

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Just seen this video on the Tommee Tippee Facebook page about someone cleaning their Perfect Prep machine and finding black mould in the tubes despite cleaning it and replacing the filters as recommen… Read More
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[mod] 3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
Just seen this video on the Tommee Tippee Facebook page about someone cleaning their Perfect Prep machine and finding black mould in the tubes despite cleaning it and replacing the filters as recommended in the manual. Loads of people commenting on the post that it's happened to them and they think it's causing their babies to be ill. Tommee Tippee seem to be taking it very seriously as they have put a reply on the top of their Facebook page asking people to contact them if they have these problems and they will pay for them to send it back for investigation.

These machines are really popular now and a lot of parents regard them as a parenting essential but this is obviously very worrying as it's your newborn child's health at stake.

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1 Like #1
what did they expect if u can't clean something and it's I contact with fluids or moisture it's really for lazy people takes 1-2 mins boil water and similar too cool it down and add the powder.
#2
takes a lot longer than 2 minutes to cool down to be fair.......however i have never needed one.

The water stays sterile long after boiling so can boil before bed ready to be mixed later.
2 Likes #3
Anything that can have stagnant water in could do this. Running boiled water through it weekly would stop a build up. Or Milton powdered water through it would also help. I suspect they haven't cleaned it properly for a long time despite what they say.
1 Like #4
Just use a microwave. As above put boiling water in the bottles before hand and then add the powder when needed, chuck in the microwave, give it a shake (to remove the dreaded heat spots) and happy days.
#5
Dear my name is M. Please refrain from making such bold statements as calling other parents lazy. You know not the reasons that they are using the milk machine. I had an emergency cesarean followed by immediate stomach surgery which left me unable to even be able to lift a full cup let alone a kettle. The only way I managed was through the use of the machine and also ready made formula. This is a post to raise awareness that this machine could be harming our children, which is the main importance. Not belittling other parents who are quite probably already full of concern.
1 Like #6
May be of some interest to you - if you use this device, that is. I remember watching the Watchdog episode about this. Who (or what) you choose to believe is obviously up to you. Always better to be informed...

Watchdog - Tommee Tippee

Also mentions a TT rep statement:

“We completely refute the allegations made by Watchdog, who, despite repeated requests, have refused to provide us with a full lab report for their tests. We have shared the limited data provided to us with a leading professor of microbiology at a top UK University, who has stated that Watchdog is “scaremongering”, the microbiology is “fundamentally flawed” and “the results presented simply do not stand scientifically”.”
1 Like #7
Milk powder is NOT sterile, and so BOILING water kills the bacteria in the milk powder, boiled water that's cooled by being left in the bottle (or kettle) before bed does not. Even though cooled boiled water itself is sterile, it doesn't sterilise the milk powder and therefore can make baby poorly. The prep machine does at least give enough boiling water to kill the bacteria. And it takes way more than 2 mins to cool down boiling water for a screaming baby, if someone wants to buy a machine that you consider "lazy" or "materialistic", SO WHAT?! It doesn't affect you! The only concern should be what the article is actually about!
#8
Hp90
Dear my name is M. Please refrain from making such bold statements as calling other parents lazy. You know not the reasons that they are using the milk machine. I had an emergency cesarean followed by immediate stomach surgery which left me unable to even be able to lift a full cup let alone a kettle. The only way I managed was through the use of the machine and also ready made formula. This is a post to raise awareness that this machine could be harming our children, which is the main importance. Not belittling other parents who are quite probably already full of concern.


ok sorry if that's how it came across but it's more of a fad thing these days, it wouldn't actully have been designed for the situatuon u describe i feel sorry for u if nobody was there to help u in such a time and place as the laws are all in place for parental leave etc. in ur condition should the hospital really have discharged you to look after a small baby in ur own. if there was no one else there with u.
1 Like #9
Emsvs
Milk powder is NOT sterile, and so BOILING water kills the bacteria in the milk powder, boiled water that's cooled by being left in the bottle (or kettle) before bed does not. Even though cooled boiled water itself is sterile, it doesn't sterilise the milk powder and therefore can make baby poorly. The prep machine does at least give enough boiling water to kill the bacteria. And it takes way more than 2 mins to cool down boiling water for a screaming baby, if someone wants to buy a machine that you consider "lazy" or "materialistic", SO WHAT?! It doesn't affect you! The only concern should be what the article is actually about!


why would u use a kettle to boil 5-6 ounces of water the gas hob does it just fine and fill another bowl or sink 1/4 and put water in there it will cool down in 2 mins. yes I agree about the crying but u really need do it as soon as u think it's needed not 10 mins later when they have started crying already. so how long do these machines take from filling with water adding the milk and having it all ready.
#10
Im so sick of ready comments from these PERFECT parents!! Making us none perfect parents feel bad for using this machine, i personally never used one with my eldest, but many times i have fallen to sleep while waiting for a bottle to cool in the night to then have to start again so i thought this prep machine would be perfect for night time and avoid my baby over crying during the wait! so i brought one! Not that i need to explain myself or be made to feel like a bad or lazy parent :/ !!!!!!
#11
I didn't say microwave as some are concerned about the rays at such a early age.
1 Like #12
I'm definitely a bad mum then. I made up bottles, stored them in the fridge and used a bottle warmer when they were needed. Still use the bottle warmer now to warm up cows milk. Oh and I also used ready made cartons when out and about. My boy never got sick.
#13
Pfft, proper parents would be looking after their kids and not posting on an internet forum........
#14
Marie83
I'm definitely a bad mum then. I made up bottles, stored them in the fridge and used a bottle warmer when they were needed. Still use the bottle warmer now to warm up cows milk. Oh and I also used ready made cartons when out and about. My boy never got sick.

How dare you!!!!

Only joking :p I don't know why other people feel the need to judge other parents way of doing things? Oh and BTW I used a perfect prep for the same reasons as HP90 but as steph123456 has said why should I need to explain myself to the likes of MynameisM who would otherwise judge me as lazy?
2 Likes #15
Three new (angry) members in one thread. I guess writing bad 'news' really does pay.
#16
kelly1987
Marie83
I'm definitely a bad mum then. I made up bottles, stored them in the fridge and used a bottle warmer when they were needed. Still use the bottle warmer now to warm up cows milk. Oh and I also used ready made cartons when out and about. My boy never got sick.
How dare you!!!!
Only joking :p I don't know why other people feel the need to judge other parents way of doing things? Oh and BTW I used a perfect prep for the same reasons as HP90 but as steph123456 has said why should I need to explain myself to the likes of MynameisM who would otherwise judge me as lazy?
Exactly! I missed out on the perfect prep, I never it existed until recently. I love the bottle warmer. It just makes things that little bit easier. Time wise it isn't much different to cooling down a bottle. I get judged a lot for not having the lastest this and that. Oh and at 5 months my boy was facing outwards in his pushchair. Because he's so nosey.
#17
Expecting twins here, I've bought one because two screaming kids at 4am waiting for bottles to cool will be a nightmare. Keep the internal pipework clean and it'll never develop mould. There's a filter there to remove any from the incoming water so for mould to develop after that it would have to be left in there for ages!! No concern but thanks a lot for posting this op it's something to keep an eye on!!
#18
Just unscrew the back lid and leave it off. Check your pipes daily they are all see through so If your pipes are dirty then clean them. Tommee tippee cant sell them and keep them clean the buyers have to look after them. Who's Evers are dirty they must be putting dirty water in the machines to start with.
#19
I wonder if the filter wasn't clipped in properly which is easy enough to do then wouldn't filter all the water more chance of mould growing or by not running the clean programme regularly or replacing the filter. Also the filter contains carbon a black substance so it,could be a build up of this, which by the way is harmless substance. In addition when the descale process is ran it says use white vinegar (weak acid), if left for long periods eg overnight could this not darken the rubber tubing and partially erode the inside, or if brown vinegar was used could it stain the tubes. Just some ideas.... Regardless of the investigation they should put a window on the back so tubing is visible as an extra check especially when used for babies.
#20
Not ashamed to say we use one didn't for my first child but saves time with a second, especially when it's a full on scream until a bottle is in the mouth. I've checked ours on the tubing and will continue to check.
#21
moneysavingkitten
Three new (angry) members in one thread. I guess writing bad 'news' really does pay.

Do you think we should mention the potential mould issue within either of the threads below?

[ https://www.playpennies.com/feeding-and-weaning/tommee-tippee-perfect-prep-machine-including-new-colours-gbp-5266-delivered-amazon-169817 ]

[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tommee-tippee-prep-machine-35-instore-morrisons-bolton-2623530 ]

Imagine the backlash!

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