Starbucks Barista blade grinders recalled

Thursday, June 18, 2009

About 530,000 Starbucks Barista blade grinders and Seattle's Best Coffee blade grinders, made in China and imported by Starbucks Coffee Co., of Seattle, Wash., because the grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. There have been at least 176 reports of grinders that failed to turn off or that turned on unexpectedly. This includes three reports of hand lacerations that occurred when the grinders turned on unexpectedly during cleaning. The coffee grinders were sold at Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee stores nationwide from March 2002 through March of this year. Details: by phone at 866-276-2950; by Web at or

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