Starbucks is recalling its stainless-steel straws after reports that young children are suffering “mouth lacerations” while using them.
The company is set to recall about 2.5 million straws in the United States and about 301,000 sold in Canada, The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.
The release states that the “stainless steel straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury.”
The item was sold in Starbucks stores nationwide and online from June 2012 through June 2016 for about $6 a set. Consumers can also purchase cups with the straws included.
— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) August 2, 2016