Starbucks coffee presses recall over laceration risk

Starbucks coffee presses recallUpdated: May 1, 2019 / 4:12 PM

The Starbucks Corp. is voluntarily recalling back a specific type of coffee press it sold for more than two years after receiving reports about it breaking during use, causing cuts and puncture wounds.

The Seattle-based coffee chain, Starbucks Corp., is voluntarily recalling about 263,000 coffee presses that the company had made in partnership with Bodum. The coffee presses that were made from recycled materials were sold at Starbucks cafes and on its website from November 2016 through January 2019, for about $20, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall is taking place after the world’s largest coffee chain started received reports of the product breaking during use and causing injuries. It received eight reports of the plunger’s knob breaking in the United States and one report from Canada, resulting in lacerations, deep cuts, and puncture wounds, according to information from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission,

Co-branded by Starbucks with Bodum, the eight-cup French coffee press has a cylindrical glass beaker with a screen and a plunger held in place by a plastic dark gray frame with locking lid and a light gray handle and knob. The coffee press was manufactured in Portugal, and it measures about 9” high and 4” inches wide.

Consumers should discontinue the use of the Starbucks Bodum coffee press and contact Starbucks Corp. online, by phone, or in person at one of its stores to learn how to obtain a refund. Starbucks will limit the refund in the form of store credit related to this product recall. The Washington-based coffee company stated that it is not accepting returns of this recalled product at its stores.

Consumers can call Starbucks at (888) 843-0245 or visit www.starbucks.com for more information regarding this product recall.

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