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Starbucks recalls mug with faulty handle

Starbucks Corp. issued a recall Thursday for defective Chinese-made mugs sold in its coffee shops following reports that nine people suffered minor burns when the handle broke.
/ Source: Reuters

Starbucks Corp. Thursday recalled about 167,000 Chinese-made Fusion Coffee Mugs because the plastic handle can detach from the body of the mug when filled with hot liquids, posing a minor burn hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Starbucks has received 23 reports of the handles detaching, including nine that resulted in minor burns.

The recalled mugs are 14-ounce Fusion Coffee Mugs with a "Starbucks Coffee" stamp on them. They were sold at Starbucks stores nationwide from February through November for about $11.

The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the mugs and contact Starbucks for instructions on returning them for a full refund.