Parents and caretakers take notice. Starbucks is recalling metal drinking straws sold at locations across Canada between 2012 and 2016.
This recall involves Grande and Venti sized reusable stainless steel drinking straws, sold either in packages of three, or as part of Grande and Venti sized beverage cups with stainless steel straws.
“The stainless steel straws may pose an injury hazard for young children using them while simultaneously engaged in activities, such as running or jumping. The straws rigid ends could injure children by jabbing them in the mouth,” Health Canada said in a statement.
Although no cases have been reported in Canada, three reports of lacerations to children’s mouths has come forward in the States.
Consumers are asked to take the stainless steel straws away from children and not allow them to handle or use the product.
Approximately 301,261 straws were distributed in Canada with an additional 2.5 million in the United States.