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Starbucks Recalls Glass Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)–January 28, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Glass Water Bottles

Units: About 11,000 in the United States and 1,200 in Canada

Importer: Starbucks Coffee Company, of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The glass water bottle and/or its stopper can shatter when the consumer is removing or inserting the stopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 10 reports of either glass stoppers or water bottles shattering, including eight reports of hand lacerations.

Description: This recall involves clear glass water bottles with SKU number 11003503. The 20-ounce water bottles have the words “Glass Water Bottle” printed on a blue label affixed to the bottle.

Sold at: Starbucks company-operated stores and at Starbucks locations in Safeway and Target stores nationwide during January 2010 for about $9.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the glass water bottles and return the product to the Starbucks location where purchased to receive a full refund. Starbucks is also offering a complimentary beverage, of any size, to consumers upon return of the glass water bottles.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Starbucks at (877) 492-6333 between 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.starbucks.com

 

Source: cpsc.gov

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