Starbucks Recalls Stainless Steel Beverage Straws After Reports Of Injured Children

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Starbucks Corp. announced Tuesday that it is recalling reusable stainless steel Cold-to-Go drinking straws after reports of multiple injuries to children. The straws, which came in two sizes, were sold at Starbucks stores and online between June 2012 and June 2016, and came in sets of three for about $6. About 2.5 million were sold in the U.S. with an additional 301,000 sold in Canada. There have been reports of three children with mouth lacerations, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Starbucks says there was a report of an injured child in Canada as well. The CPSC advisies consumers not to allow children to use the straws. Starbucks shares are down 1.3% in Tuesday trading, and down 2.1% for the past year. The S&P 500 Index are up 2.2% for the last 12 months.

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