Recall: Starbucks Children's Plastic Cups
On 2007-10-09, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Starbucks Children's Plastic Cups due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2006 for about $6.00.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Starbucks cup recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Dishes/Eating Utensils (Children's) category in 2007.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 16 million product units.
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What is the problem?
If the cup is dropped, the colorful face on the cup can break off and leave small parts or sharp exposed edges that can pose a choking or laceration hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes four styles of Starbucks children's plastic 10-ounce cups. Styles include: "Dot" Red Ladybug; "Dash" Green Turtle; Bunny Pink; and Chick Yellow cups.
These items were sold new+ at Starbucks stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2007 for about $6.
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 immediately take the recalled cups away from young children and contact Starbucks for instructions on returning the cups for a refund. Starbucks is also offering a complimentary beverage as an incentive to return the recalled cups.
For additional information, contact Starbucks at (888)288-4008 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.starbucks.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Starbucks has received seven reports of the cups breaking, including two reports in which a child began to choke on a broken piece. No injuries have been reported.
+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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