Starbucks Recalls Glass Water Bottles

About 11,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Glass Water Bottles in the United States and 1,200 in Canada, which were imported by the Starbucks Coffee Company, of Seattle, Washington, have been recalled, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The glass water bottle and/or its stopper can shatter when the consumer is removing or inserting the stopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. To date, the firm has received 10 reports of either glass stoppers or water bottles shattering, including eight reports of hand lacerations.

This recall involves clear glass water bottles that were manufactured in Taiwan, with SKU number 11003503. The 20-ounce water bottles contain the words “Glass Water Bottle” printed on a blue label affixed to the bottle. The recalled Starbuck’s Glass Water Bottles were sold at Starbucks company-operated stores and at Starbucks locations in Safeway and Target stores nationwide during January 2010 for about $9.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Starbuck’s Glass Water Bottles and return the recalled product to the Starbucks location where purchased to receive a full refund. Starbucks is also offering a complimentary beverage, of any size, to consumers upon return of the glass water bottles. Starbucks can be reached at (877) 492-6333 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s Web site at www.starbucks.com,

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