On January 28, 2014, Starbucks issued a voluntary recall for approximately 28,000 Bodum glass coffee presses manufactured in Portugal, due to the danger associated with them. These presses were sold nationwide at Starbucks locations and at Starbucks.com between November 2013 and December 2013 for $40.
Starbucks is known worldwide for its coffee and exclusive coffee accessories, selling approximately 3.9 billion cups of coffee each year. Those numbers continue to rise. Currently, Starbucks is adding two new stores to its conglomerate each day, and the brand is so well known that it is recognized with just its logo.
But with the rise in popularity also comes an increased in people exposed to risk from faulty products. Earlier this year, the company announced that thousands of its glass presses posed serious injury risks to consumers because the glass carafe can fall out of its metal frame and shatter, potentially burning the consumer with boiling hot coffee or cutting them with shards of sharp glass.
Several people have been burned or cut from using the coffee press, and all of the serious injuries have resulted in burns or lacerations. The design issue is due to a faulty plastic base that can separate from the metal frame and allow the glass carafe to slip from the outer shell, fall, and shatter.
If you own a Bodum rose gold Chambord Coffee Press SKU number 11029732, stop using it immediately to prevent injury to yourself or to others. Starbucks and Bodum are offering a full refund of the purchase price.
For help understanding your rights following an injury caused by a defective product, contact the legal professionals at Lopez McHugh today.