May 2, 2019 — After 9 people suffered cuts and other injuries, Starbucks recalled 263,000 Bodum French presses because the plunger can break and expose a sharp metal rod.
Starbucks issued the recall because the coffee press plunger knob can break.
Nine people have been injured by puncture wounds or lacerations, including 8 in the U.S. and 1 in Canada, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall involves 8-cup Bodum + Starbucks French coffee presses. They are partially made out of recycled materials. The words “Made in Portugal” and “Bodum” are embossed on the bottom and SKU number 011063549 is printed on a white label on the base of the coffee press.
They were sold for about $20 at Starbucks stores nationwide and online at www.Starbucks.com between November 2016 and January 2019.
Starbucks is asking consumers to stop using these recalled coffee presses and contact the company for instructions on how to return it for in-store credit. Stores will not accept returns.
For more information, call Starbucks toll-free at 888-843-0245 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday — or go online at www.starbucks.com and click on Customer Service at the bottom of the page and then select “Starbucks” under Recall Information.
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