WASHINGTON, December 6 /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
Name of Product: Starbucks Fusion Coffee Mugs
Units: About 167,000
Importer: Starbucks Coffee Co. (Nasdaq: SBUX), of Seattle, Wash.
Manufacturer: lab921, Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The plastic handle can detach from the body of the mug when
filled with hot liquids, posing a minor burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Starbucks has received 23 reports of handles
detaching from the mug, including nine that resulted in minor burns.
Description: This recall involves two styles of Starbucks 14-ounce
Fusion Coffee Mugs. The mugs are white and have a black plastic
handle, and a stainless steel base. The cups have "Starbucks Coffee"
printed on a black stamp or a brown original Starbucks logo stamp.
Sold at: Mugs with the "Starbucks Coffee" stamp were sold at
Starbucks stores nationwide from February 2007 through November 2007
for about $11. Mugs with the original logo stamp were sold only at
Starbucks Pike Place store in Seattle, Washington during the same
period and for the same price.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mugs and contact
Starbucks for instructions on returning the cups for a full refund.
Starbucks is also offering a free beverage as an incentive to return
the recalled mugs.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Starbucks at
800-624-8678 anytime or visit the firm's web site at
For further information:
For further information: CPSC Recall Hotline: 800-638-2772 or CPSC Media
Contact: 301-504-7908 or Starbucks Recall Hotline: 800-624-8678 or Starbucks
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