|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 288-4008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Starbucks Children's Plastic Cups
Units: About 250,000
Importer: Starbucks Coffee Co., 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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