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Starbucks Coffee Company, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Health Canada have announced a voluntary recall by the coffee retailer of more than 12,000 glass water bottles due to the possibility of lacerations. When removing or reapplying the bottle’s stopper, the bottle can shatter and cut the consumer. Approximately 11,000 bottles are being recalled in the U.S. and more than 1,200 are being recalled in Canada.

The Seattle-based conglomerate has already received 10 reports of shattered glass, with eight of those reports including lacerations suffered by consumers. Starbucks, the CPSC, and Health Canada are strongly recommending that consumers discontinue use of the glass bottles immediately. The bottles are clear glass and have the words “Glass Water Bottle” featured on a blue label. The bottles have the SKU number 11003503.

Manufactured in Taiwan, the bottles are sold at all Starbucks retail locations, as well as the company’s in-store locations at Target and Super Target, as well as Safeway. The bottles retail for $9 and have been available for purchase since the beginning of January 2010.

Starbucks is offering a full refund for consumers returning the glass water bottles, and stores are also instructed to reward consumers with any size beverage of their choice, free of cost. Customer service representatives can be reached at (877) 492-6333 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday. Additional information is available at www.starbucks.com.

If you or a loved one has experienced a laceration or other injury due to a glass water bottle from Starbucks, contact Newsome Law Firm and fill out a case evaluation form today. Our team of attorneys has experience specific to complications associated with injuries caused by defective products. Not only can they give you the legal guidance you need, they can help you get the compensation you deserve.