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530,000 Starbucks coffee grinders recalled

About 530,000 Starbucks Barista blade grinders and Seattle's Best Coffee blade grinders have been recalled because the grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly. And about 45,000 Viking refrigerators have been recalled because their doors can detach.
/ Source: The Associated Press

The following recalls have been announced:

  • About 530,000 Starbucks Barista blade grinders and Seattle's Best Coffee blade grinders, made in China and imported by Starbucks Coffee Co., of Seattle, Wash., because the grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. There have been at least 176 reports of grinders that failed to turn off or that turned on unexpectedly. This includes three reports of hand lacerations that occurred when the grinders turned on unexpectedly during cleaning. The coffee grinders were sold at Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee stores nationwide from March 2002 through March of this year. Details: by phone at 866-276-2950; by Web at Starbucks.com or CPSC.gov.
  • About 45,000 Viking built-in side-by-side refrigerators and freezers as well as refrigerators with bottom freezers, made in the U.S. by Viking Range Corp., of Greenwood, Miss., because the refrigerator doors can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The company has received about 57 reports of doors detaching, including four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes and fingers and strains. There also have been several reported incidents of minor damage to floors and counters. The products come in stainless steel, various colors and wood finishes and are built into kitchen cabinetry. They were sold by appliance and specialty retailers nationwide from July 1999 through April 2006. Details: by phone at 888-345-2650; by Web at VikingRange.com or CPSC.gov.