Starbucks recalls 2.5M stainless steel straws over safety concerns

Consumer Product Safety Commission

(WCBD) — Starbucks is recalling 2.5 million stainless steel beverage straws due to safety concerns. The straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury.

The straws were 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. 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 company received three reports of young children cutting their mouth on the straw while drinking.

The straws were sold in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Consumers should not allow children to handle or use the stainless steel straws

 

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