Name of Product: Stainless Steel Straws
Hazard: The stainless steel straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury.
Remedy: New Instructions
Consumers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws.
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.
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: Starbucks Corp., of Seattle, Wash.
Manufactured in: China
Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59576r-eng.php
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