Laceration Injuries to Children Prompt Starbucks to Recall Stainless Steel Beverage Straws to Provide New Warnings

This recall involves reusable stainless steel Cold-to-Go food grade drinking straws in two sizes. The straws were packaged and sold in sets of three and were also sold as a component of two sizes of stainless steel beverage cups: Grande 16-ounce cups and Venti 24-ounce cups. The straws feature a ridge at the bottom that keeps the straw attached to the lid. The Grande straws measure approximately 9.5 inches and the Venti straws measure approximately 10.4 inches.

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The stainless steel straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury.
  • Remedy
    New Instructions
  • Incidents
    The firm has received three reports of mouth lacerations to young children while drinking.
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws.
  • Sold At
    Starbucks stores nationwide and online at Starbucks.com from June 2012 through June 2016 for about $6 for a set of three straws. The beverage cups with straws were sold for between $11 and $30.
 
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