The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers that Starbucks is recalling stainless steel beverage straws because they pose a laceration hazard. There have been three reports of mouth lacerations to young children while using the straws.
The recall is for 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 it attached to the cup lid. The Grande straws about about 9.5″ long, and the Venti straws are 10.4″ long. They were manufactured in China.
Consumers should not allow children to handle or use these straws. They were sold nationwide and online from June 2012 through June 2016 for about $6 for a set of three straws. The beverage cups with straws were sold for between $11 and $30. About 2.5 million have been sold in the United States, and about 301,000 were sold in Canada.
If you purchased these straws or the cups with the straws attached, do not use them. Throw them away or return them to the Starbucks store where you bought them for a refund.