|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2009
Release # 09-244
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 276-2950
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 Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle's Best Coffee® Blade Grinders
Units: About 530,000
Importer: Starbucks Coffee Co., of Seattle, Wash.
Manufacturer: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co. Ltd. ("TKL"), of China
Hazard: The grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 176 reports of grinders that failed to turn off or that turned on unexpectedly, including three reports of hand lacerations that occurred when the grinders turned on unexpectedly during cleaning.
Description: This recall includes the Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle's Best Coffee® Blade Grinders with the following colors and SKU numbers:
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Stainless Steel||171884|
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Green||195234|
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Pink||195235|
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Orange||220623|
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Teal||220624|
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Cranberry||242275|
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Olive||344476|
|Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder||Black||454482|
|Seattle's Best Coffee® Blade Grinder||Brown Metallic||474881|
Sold at: Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee stores nationwide from March 2002 through March 2009 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffee grinders and contact Starbucks to receive a free replacement grinder.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Starbucks toll free at (866) 276-2950 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. MT or visit the company's Web site at www.starbucks.com
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