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Starbucks Coffee Presses Recalled Over Laceration, Burn Hazards

A popular coffee press sold exclusively at Starbucks has been recalled after causing cuts and burns.

A popular coffee press sold exclusively at Starbucks has been recalled after causing cuts and burns. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who just can’t seem to get their day started without a coffee jolt, we may have bad news for you. Bodum USA, the Swiss-based global housewares brand with distribution in more than 55 countries, this week issued a recall of its popular rose gold Chombord glass coffee press sold exclusively at Starbucks.


Officials say the glass carafe can fall out of the metal frame and plastic base of the coffee press and break or shatter, posing laceration and burn hazards. Though the four confirmed injuries are minor cuts and burns, there is a risk of more serious harm. At press time, Bodum had received reports of 14 broken carafes. About 28,000 units are affected by the recall. The locking-lid, 8-cup coffee press’s glass carafe, screen and plunger are held in place by a rose gold-colored metal frame with a black molded plastic base. Users fill the carafe with ground coffee and hot water, then push the plunger and screen down through the water to brew coffee. The coffee presses measure 10 inches high and about four inches in diameter.


Look for the Bodum name printed on the glass carafe; on a white label affixed to the bottom of the base with the SKU number 11029732; and embossed on the bottom of the black plastic base, along with words “Made in Portugal.” Recalled coffee presses were sold for about $40 at Starbucks locations nationwide and on Starbucks’ website through November and December 2013. If you own one of the recalled coffee presses and have suffered no injuries, you can return it to the Starbucks store where you purchased it or contact Bodum for a full refund.


However, if you or one of your dependents has suffered a laceration, burn or other injury as a result of the defect, keep all parts intact, get medical attention immediately and contact a product liability attorney with Jacksonville-based Harrell and Harrell. Call 800-251-1111 to speak with an attorney serving the Northeast Florida, Central Florida and Southeast Georgia regions.