The Wall Street Journal: Starbucks recalls more than 260,000 Bodum coffee presses

Starbucks Corp. is voluntarily recalling a coffee press it sold for more than two years after receiving reports about it breaking during use, causing cuts and puncture wounds.

The Seattle-based coffee chain is recalling about 263,200 of the presses in the U.S. and Canada, according to information from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Starbucks SBUX, -0.21%   sold the Bodum presses online or in its stores between November 2016 and this past January.

Consumers use such presses to brew coffee, adding ground beans and hot water in a cylindrical pot and then pushing a screen down over the grounds using a plunger.

But a knob on the plunger on the presses Starbucks now is recalling has broken for some customers, causing injuries, according to the consumer products safety agency. Starbucks has received eight reports of the plunger knob breaking in the U.S. and one such report in Canada. Starbucks sold the presses for about $20 each.

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