Nestlé Issues Recall on Starbucks Holiday Metallic Mugs Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards

by | Mar 25, 2024 | Firm News, Personal Injury, Product Recalls

On March 21, 2024, as the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported, Nestlé USA told consumers to stop using certain Starbucks-branded metallic mugs due to severe burn and laceration hazards. The recall impacts approximately 440,500 units identified as potentially dangerous when exposed to high temperatures or microwave use.

Incident Reports and Injuries:
The primary concern is that these mugs can overheat or break when microwaved or filled with scalding liquids, posing significant burn and laceration risks to users.
There have been 12 reported incidents where the mugs overheated or shattered, leading to 10 injuries. These include nine instances of severe burns or blisters on fingers and hands, and one reported cut on a finger.

Product Identification and Hazards:
The recall involves four distinct gift sets, each containing one or more ceramic mugs with a metallic coating adorned with Starbucks branding. These were available in 11 oz. and 16 oz. sizes, part of the 2023 holiday season collections, including the Starbucks Holiday Gift Set with 2 Mugs, Starbucks Classic Hot Cocoa and Mug, Starbucks Peppermint and Classic Hot Cocoas and Mug, and Starbucks Holiday Blend Coffee and Mug.

Availability:
The recalled products were available for purchase online and in-store at major retailers such as Target and Walmart and through Nexcom (military retail outlets).

Consumer Action:
Owners of the recalled product are urged to cease use immediately. With multiple injuries already reported, the potential for harm underscores the importance of this recall.

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