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Laceration Injuries to Children Prompt Starbucks
to Recall Stainless Steel Beverage Straws to Provide New Warnings

AUGUST 2, 2016 - CPSC

Starbucks Straw Recall - August 2016Name of product:

Stainless Steel Straws

Hazard:

The stainless steel straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury.

Consumer Contact:

Starbucks at 800-782-7282 from 3 a.m. to Midnight PT daily or online at https://news.starbucks.com com and click on “stainless steel straw warnings” for more information.

Units

About 2.5 million in the U.S. (in addition, about 301,000 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves reusable stainless steel Cold-to-Go food grade drinking straws in two sizes. The straws were packaged and sold in sets of three and were also sold as a component of two sizes of stainless steel beverage cups: Grande 16-ounce cups and Venti 24-ounce cups. The straws feature a ridge at the bottom that keeps the straw attached to the lid. The Grande straws measure approximately 9.5 inches and the Venti straws measure approximately 10.4 inches.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received three reports of mouth lacerations to young children while drinking.

Remedy

Consumers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws.

Sold exclusively at

Starbucks stores nationwide and online at Starbucks.com from June 2012 through June 2016 for about $6 for a set of three straws. The beverage cups with straws were sold for between $11 and $30.

Importer(s)

Starbucks Corp., of Seattle, Wash.

Manufactured in

China