Starbucks Recalls Coffee Mugs Due to Burn Hazard; Product Manufactured by lab921

    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
Media Relations, 206-318-7100

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