The coffee press plunger knob can break and expose the metal rod

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

May 7, 2019

PhotoStarbucks Corporation of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 263,000

Bodum + Starbucks recycled coffee presses sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The coffee press plunger knob can break and expose the metal rod, posing a laceration hazard.

The company has received eight reports of the plungers knob breaking in the U.S. and one report of the plungers knob breaking in Canada, resulting in lacerations or puncture injuries.

This recall involves Bodum + Starbucks co-branded coffee presses partially made from recycled materials.

The 8-cup French coffee press cylindrical glass beaker, screen and plunger are held in place by a plastic dark gray frame with locking lid and a light gray handle and knob.

The coffee presses measure about 9 inches high by about 4 inches in diameter. SKU number 011063549 is printed on a white label on the bottom of the base. Bodum and Made in Portugal are embossed on the bottom of the dark gray plastic base.

The coffee presses, manufactured in Portugal, were sold at Starbucks stores nationwide and online at Starbucks.com from November 2016, through January 2019, for about $20.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee press and contact Starbucks for instructions on how to return it to receive a full refund in the form of a store credit. Returns will not be accepted in stores.

Consumers may contact Starbucks toll-free at (888) 843-0245 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at www.starbucks.com and click on Customer Service at the bottom of the page and then select Starbucks under Recall Information for more information.

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