Starbucks Coffee Grinders, Viking Range Refrigerators Recalled for Laceration, Injury Hazards


Starbucks has issued a <"">recall of some of its coffee grinders for laceration hazards and Viking Range has issued a recall of some of its refrigerators for injury hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced.

Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle’s Best Coffee® Blade Grinders

Starbucks recalled about 530,000 units of its Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle’s Best Coffee® Blade Grinders, which were manufactured by Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Company Limited (“TKL”) of China and imported by Starbucks Coffee Company of Seattle, Washington. The Starbucks grinders can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 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.

This recall includes the Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle’s Best Coffee® Blade Grinders which were sold at Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee stores nationwide from March 2002 through March 2009 for about $30 in the following colors and with the following SKU numbers:

Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Stainless Steel/SKU 171884
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Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Green/SKU 195234
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Pink/SKU 195235
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Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Orange/SKU 220623

Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Teal/SKU 220624
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Cranberry/SKU 242275
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Olive/SKU 344476
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder: Black/SKU 454482

Seattle’s Best Coffee® Blade Grinder: Brown Metallic/SKU 474881

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the coffee grinders and contact Starbucks to receive a free replacement grinder. Starbucks can be reached toll-free at 1-866-276-2950 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. MT or at its Web site at

Viking Range Corporation Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers

Viking recalled about 45,000 Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezers and Refrigerators with Bottom Freezers manufactured by Viking Range Corporation, of Greenwood, Mississippi, because the refrigerator’s doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. To date, Viking has received about 57 reports of doors detaching, including four of injuries involving bruises, broken toes/fingers, and strains. Also, several incidents of minor damage to floors and counters have been reported. Appliance and specialty retailers sold the recalled Viking refrigerators nationwide from July 1999 through April 2006 for between $4,725 and $6,400.

The recall involves Viking built-in 48-inch wide side-by-side refrigerator/freezers and the built-in 36-inch wide refrigerators with bottom freezers with model and serial numbers with date codes listed below. The refrigerators come in stainless steel and various colors and wood finishes and are built into the kitchen cabinetry. “Viking” is written on the front of the refrigerator. The model and serial numbers are located either behind the produce drawer or on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The 42-inch wide or freestanding refrigerators are not included in this recall. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date of the unit in [mm][dd][yy] format, e.g., serial number 051903G0000000375 was manufactured on May 19, 2003 and serial number F01250210170 was manufactured on January 25, 2002.

Model numbers starting with: VCSB481, VCSB482, DDSB482, DFSB482, DTSB482, DDBB362, VCBB360, VCBB362, DFBB362, DTBB362, DTBB363; date codes: all units.
Model numbers starting with: VCSB483, DDSB483, DFSB483, DTSB483; date codes before 030104

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Model numbers starting with: VCSB483D, DDSB483D, DFSB483D; date codes before 030105
Model numbers starting with: VCBB363; date codes before 102005
Model numbers starting with: DDBB363; date codes before 112305
Model numbers starting with: DFBB363; date codes before 041006

dead clever the life and crimes of julie bottomley dvdrip download The CPSC is advising consumers with recalled refrigerators to contact Viking immediately to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled refrigerator if the door isn’t sealing properly, is sagging, or fails to open and close properly. If the door is functioning properly, consumers may continue to use the refrigerator until it has been repaired. Viking can be contacted toll-free 1-888-345-2650 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit Viking’s Web site at

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