The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with Starbucks Coffee Co., have begun a voluntary recall of Starbucks glass water bottles.
The glass water bottle or its stopper can shatter when the stopper is being removed or inserted, posing a laceration hazard, according to a written statement from the product safety commission.
Consumers should immediately stop using the glass water bottles and return them to the Starbucks location where they were purchased to receive a full refund. Starbucks is also offering a complimentary beverage of any size to those who return glass water bottles.
Starbucks has received 10 reports of either glass stoppers or water bottles shattering, including eight reports of hand cuts.
The recall involves clear glass water bottles with SKU number 11003503. The 20-ounce water bottles have the words "Glass Water Bottle" printed on a blue label affixed to the bottle.
They were being sold at Starbucks company-operated stores and at Starbucks locations in Safeway and Target stores nationwide during January 2010 for about $9.
They were manufactured in Taiwan.
For more information, contact Starbucks at 877-492-6333 between 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.starbucks.com.