Tuesday, October 9, 2007

RECALL: Children's Plastic Cups from Starbucks Due to Choking & Laceration Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Starbucks Coffee Company of Seattle, Washington, today announced a voluntary recall about 250,000 Starbucks Children’s Plastic Cups. 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.
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. 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. They were sold exclusively at Starbucks stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2007 for about $6 and manufactured in China.
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 http://www.starbucks.com/

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