Starbucks Recalls Children's Plastic Cups Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards



    WASHINGTON, October 9 /CNW/ - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a
voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop
using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. (To access
color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC's Web site at
www.cpsc.gov.)

    Name of Product: Starbucks Children's Plastic Cups

    Units: About 250,000

    Importer: Starbucks Coffee Co. (Nasdaq:  SBUX), of Seattle, Wash.

    Hazard: 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.

    Incidents/Injuries: 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.

    Description: 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.

    Sold exclusively at: Starbucks stores nationwide from May 2006 through
August 2007 for about $6.

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: 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.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Starbucks at (888)
288-4008 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.starbucks.com.

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For further information:

For further information: CPSC Media Contact: 301-504-7908 or CPSC Recall
Hotline: 800-638-2772 or Starbucks Media Relations: 206-318-7100
press@starbucks.com or Starbucks Recall Hotline: 888-288-4008 or
http://www.businesswire.com/cnn/sbux.shtml


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