Recall: Stainless Steel Straws
On 2016-08-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Stainless Steel Straws due to a potential Laceration Hazard hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2012 for about $6 to $30.
About 3 million units are involved in this (s)Starbucks steel straws recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Dishes/Eating Utensils (Children's) category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 22 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The stainless steel straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59576r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of mouth lacerations to young children while drinking.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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