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Starbucks issues recall of French presses blamed for lacerations

May 02, 2019 - 1:08 pm

SEATTLE (1010 WINS) -- Starbucks is recalling hundreds of thousands of French presses due to concerns that they could break and cause lacerations or puncture wounds.

There have been eight reported incidents in Canada and one in the U.S. in which a French press plunger's knob broke and resulted in injury, CBS News reports.


A notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the chain is recalling 236,000 of the presses sold between November 2016 and January 2019.

The presses have a glass beaker with a screen and plunger inside of a dark gray frame and a light gray handle and knob. They were made in Portugal and have the number 011063549 printed on the bottom.

Returns will not be accepted in stores, but customers are advised to stop using the presses and contact Starbucks to find out how they can make a return.

You can reach Starbucks at (888) 843-0245 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. E.T. Monday through Friday or online at, and click on "Customer Service" at the bottom of the page and then select "Starbucks" under "Recall Information" for further details.

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