Starbucks recalls straws due to injury risk


Starbucks issued a recall Tuesday for stainless steel beverage straws due to an injury risk.

The 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 have a ridge at the bottom that keeps the straw attached to the lid.

Starbucks received three reports in the U.S. and one in Canada of mouth lacerations to young children while drinking.

About 2.5 million units were sold in the U.S. and an additional 301,000 were sold in Canada.

The items were sold in Starbucks stores nationwide and online at www.starbucks.com.

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

Customers with questions can call 800-782-7282 from 3 a.m. to midnight Pacific time or online at www.starbucks.com and click "stainless steel straw warnings" for more information.