U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of
and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
October 17, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 453-1047
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Starbucks Media Contact: (206) 318-7100
Recall of 8-Cup Coffee Brewers Due to Possible Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the
manufacturer named below, today announced voluntary recalls of
the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Starbucks
Barista Aroma(tm) Stainless Steel 8-Cup Coffee Brewers
Units: About 73,000
Distributor: Starbucks Coffee Company, of Seattle, Wash.
Hazard: The coffee brewer has defective electrical wiring that
can result in overheating, smoking, burning and melting, posing
a possible fire hazard.
Starbucks has received 23 reports of melting in the plastic
housing of the brewers. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall
includes the Starbucks Barista Aroma 8-Cup Coffee Brewer only.
"Starbucks Barista Aroma" is embossed on the front of the brewer
and the brewer has silver control panel buttons and a chrome
finish. The Starbucks Barista Grande 12-Cup Coffee Brewer and
Starbucks Barista Solo Coffee Brewers are not included in this
Sold at: Starbucks
company-owned and operated stores nationwide between March 2005
and September 2006 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should
stop using the recalled coffee brewers immediately and contact
Starbucks for a full refund. Consumers will receive a
postage-paid package along with instructions on how to return
their brewer. Starbucks is also offering a coupon (valid through
1/31/07) for a free pound of coffee as an incentive to return
the recalled machine.
Consumer Contact: For more
information, consumers should contact Starbucks' Barista Aroma
recall hotline at (800) 453-1047 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. MT
(11 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET), or visit the company's Web site at
www.starbucks.com - consumers may also write to Starbucks
Coffee Company at Customer Relations, Starbucks Coffee Company,
mailstop S-RC1, P.O. Box 3717, Seattle, WA 98124-3717.
To see this recall on CPSC's
web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go