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Nestle Recalls More Than 440,000 Starbucks-Branded Coffee Mugs Sold At Walmart


Nestle recently issued a press release announcing the recall of over 440,000 Starbucks gift mugs that were recently sold following reports from at least a dozen people who suffered severe burns or cuts on their hands and fingers after using the product. Nestle USA is listed as the manufacturer of the mugs. They were sold as part of a 2023 holiday Starbucks gift set available at locations such as Walmart, Target, and Nexcom, according to a recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall says that the ceramic mugs were sold online and in stores from November 2023 through January 2024. They ranged in price from $10 to $20, depending on the set, and came in two sizes, 11 and 16 ounces, the CPSC reported.

Nestle posted a statement online saying it discovered the problems with the mugs after several consumers contacted the company with complaints. Nestle says that they took immediate action and are working closely with the CPSC on the recall. They say the recall does not involve any other Nestle or Starbucks-branded products.

According to the recall, the holiday mugs can overheat and crack when microwaved posing a serious risk of burns, cuts, or other hazards, the CPSC said. At last count, there have been 12 reports of the mugs overheating and breaking. 10 individuals reported that they suffered injuries as a result of the defective mugs. 9 of those cases involved severe burns and blisters on fingers and hands. One individual reported that their finger was cut as a result of the mugs. One of those injuries required medical attention, according to the CPSC.

The CPSC is urging consumers to stop using the mugs immediately and return them to their point of purchase for a full refund or gift card. Nestle is also offering full refunds from their website.

Potential injury lawsuits 

Those injured by the defective mugs had a reasonable expectation that the mugs would be microwavable. Instead, the mugs cracked and ruptured in their hands causing potentially severe burns on their hands and fingers. Assuming that the burns were bad, the injured parties may be missing time from work, incurring medical expenses, and in extreme discomfort for a long period of time. Further, they may have permanent scarring on their hands and fingers as a result of the burns.

Companies that manufacture products and retailers that make those products available to the public are responsible for ensuring the safety of those products. In this case, Nestle produced mugs that caused injury to their customers. The customer only needs to establish that they were injured by the dangerous mug to win a product liability suit. Nestle is ultimately responsible for these injuries.

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