Starbucks on Tuesday issued a massive recall, citing stainless steel straws that could cause cuts inside the mouth.
According to CNBC and other sources, the company recalled more than 2.5 million packs of the straws -- sold in packs of three for $6 each -- after four young children apparently suffered mouth lacerations.
Starbucks recalls millions of stainless steel straws https://t.co/otb6wtY6Kw pic.twitter.com/iz8WETqBTm
— CNBC (@CNBC) August 2, 2016
The straws, intended for use with two sizes of the company’s stainless steel cups, were sold nationwide and in Canada between June 2012 and June 2016.
In a statement, the company said the straws are rigid and pose a risk of injury, noting that consumers should not allow children to use them.
Those who have purchased the straws can contact Starbucks at 800-782-7282 or visit the company site for more information.