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Starbucks Barista™ Blade Grinders

Starting date:
July 1, 2009
Posting date:
July 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items, Appliances, Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Starbucks Barista™ Blade Grinders

Product description

This recall involves the Starbucks Barista™ Blade Grinders, which are coffee grinding machines. The grinders included in the recall have the following colours and SKU numbers:

Colours and SKU numbers of the recalled grinders
Colour SKU Number
Stainless Steel 171884
Orange 220623
Teal 220624
Cranberry 242275
Olive 344476
Black 454482

Hazard identified

The grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, presenting a risk of injury.

Starbucks Coffee Company has received 20 reports of the grinder failing to turn off or turning on unexpectedly in Canada, with 1 report of a hand laceration injury to a consumer who was cleaning the unit.

Health Canada has not received any reports of injuries or incidents related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 44,000 of the recalled products were sold at Starbucks locations across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from March 2002 to March 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Starbucks Canada

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee grinders and contact Starbucks for information on how to obtain a free replacement grinder.

Consumers are asked not to return the grinder to a store location.

For more information, consumers may contact Starbucks Coffee Company toll-free at 1-866-276-2950 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. MT or visit the firm's Website.