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RECALL: Starbucks Children’s Plastic Cups Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(CPSC) and Starbucks announced a voluntary recall of approximately 250,000 Starbucks Children’s Plastic Cups due to choking or laceration hazards to young children. Parents are being asked to stop using the product immediately.

If the cup is dropped, the colorful face on the cup can break off and leave small parts or sharp exposed edges that can pose a choking or laceration hazard to young children.

Starbucks has received seven reports of the cups breaking, including two reports in which a child began to choke on a broken piece. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes four styles of Starbucks children’s plastic 10-ounce cups. Styles include: “Dot” Red Ladybug; “Dash” Green Turtle; Bunny Pink; and Chick Yellow cups.

The cups were sold exclusively at Starbucks stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2007 for about $6.

Parents are being asked to take the recalled cups away from young children and contact Starbucks for instructions on returning the cups for a refund. Starbucks is also offering a complimentary beverage as an incentive to return the recalled cups.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Starbucks at (888) 288-4008 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at

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