I’ve been meaning to call Camelbak about the water that’s been spurting out of my daughter’s water bottle for weeks now. However, I’ve had so many other things on my plate that this has fallen off of it time after time after time.
I must make the call today because a geyser of water shot up at Isabelle when she flipped the top of her “spill-resistant” water bottle. Water didn’t just shoot out; it spurted all over the back of the driver’s seat, all over her jeans, and all over the floor.
Fortunately, it was warm outside and Isabelle was hot, so she laughed despite the fact she was soaked!
I’m going to call Camelbak as soon as I hit “publish.” It’s time for a new water-bottle top!
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.
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17 thoughts on “The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back #sol16”
Within five minutes of posting this, I was on the phone with Camelbak who instructed me to fill out a warranty claim online. I wish I knew how easy this was since I already put in a request for a new bottle top. Wow! It should be on its way to us soon. 🙂
Isn’t that so often the case. We stall and then we slap ourselves down. Ha and congrats.
So glad that phone call went well! You made me laugh!
Stacey, now that you mention it, I encourage my first graders to have water bottles on their desks. One little kiddo in particular has a pink Camelback. It leaks AlL over the place! And those things are expensive! Good luck with your phonecall.
I would have probably thrown the bottle, cursed Camelback, and then promised never to buy another. Your way was much more productive!
Their products are great. Isabelle has another water bottle like this and it doesn’t leak. This one has a mind of its own!
Love it when we get the little things taking care of…feels good. Btw her new hair cut curls looks adorable.
I bet the spray of water was refreshing yesterday. Here, it was 82….in March! Hope you get a new top for this water bottle or new water bottle out of your phone call. I admire you, Stacey, for making the time to do this in your busy life. I probably would just buy a new one. Love the photo of Isabelle!
What a shock the geyser of water must have been for Isabelle. I think of the times that this happens when I open a bottle of seltzer water.
This reminds me of all the things on my to do list… Always takes something big to spur me to action on those annoying tasks, and I’m often happily surprised that it isn’t such a big deal once I actually do it!
Sounds like things already worked out. I’m thinking this might be a common problem since they made it so easy to correct. At least you picked the right day for a shower!
Well at least your daughter had a good laugh! Hopefully there will be good customer service!
Happy to hear that the problem had an easy and quick solution.
Glad you had a great resolution to this problem. Sometimes it takes a geyser to prompt some action.
Hope it all worked & you’ll get a “fix” soon. And, glad it wasn’t something purple!
Dontcha know it was purple! (She’s developed a fondness for pink, too, but still prefers purple.)
Things like that are so frustrating. I usually don’t say anything and just let it go. But today I did the same thing. I ordered something from Amazon two months ago, and I still have not received it. Filed a complaint but a phone call is coming tomorrow! Hopefully I will have the same service you did.