Starbucks recalls over 260,000 coffee presses after users suffered lacerations

The coffee press can still be purchased online and in stores, however.
The coffee press is produced by the company Bodum, but sold by Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada. [Starbucks]
The coffee press is produced by the company Bodum, but sold by Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada. [Starbucks]
Published May 2

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Starbucks recalled 263,000 eight-cup coffee presses in the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, saying the device posed a laceration hazard.

The exact problem, according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice: “The coffee press’ plunger knob can break and expose the metal rod, posing a laceration hazard.”

There have been eight documented incidents of the press causing lacerations and puncture injuries in the U.S. and Canada, the report states.

If you own one of the devices, you can return it for store credit but not for cash or in person at stores, Starbucks said. Since the recall is a company-friendly one, the press is still available for purchase online and in stores.

The $20 presses are made from recycled materials and have been sold since 2016, the report indicated.

For instructions on how to return the press for store credit, call Starbucks at 888-843-0245 during normal business hours, or visit the Starbucks website.

Contact Josh Fiallo at jfiallo@tampabay.com. Follow @ByJoshFiallo.

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