July 23, 2014

Recall: Starbucks Barista Blade Coffee Grinders Made by Tsann Kuen

Name of Product: Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle’s Best Coffee® Blade Grinders

Units: About 530,000

Importer: Starbucks Coffee Co., of Seattle, Wash.

Manufacturer: Tsann Kuen (Zhangzhou) Enterprise Co. Ltd. (“TKL”), of China

Hazard: The grinder can fail to turn off or can turn on unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 176 reports of grinders that failed to turn off or that turned on unexpectedly, including three reports of hand lacerations that occurred when the grinders turned on unexpectedly during cleaning.

Description: This recall includes the Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinders and Seattle’s Best Coffee® Blade Grinders with the following colors and SKU numbers:

Brand Color SKU #
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Stainless Steel 171884
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Green 195234
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Pink 195235
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Orange 220623
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Teal 220624
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Cranberry 242275
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Olive 344476
Starbucks Barista® Blade Grinder Black 454482
Seattle’s Best Coffee® Blade Grinder Brown Metallic 474881

Sold at: Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee stores nationwide from March 2002 through March 2009 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffee grinders and contact Starbucks to receive a free replacement grinder.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Starbucks toll free at (866) 276-2950 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. MT or visit the company’s Web site at www.starbucks.com

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Comments

  1. Leonard Hemming says:

    My Starbucks stainless steel barista grinder is model#TSK-9213ss If it is subject to recall I would prefer a replacement coffee grinder,(I believe it was about $35.00 Canadian).

  2. Richard Slocum says:

    I believe that this is under the recall. I have the same model. If you look at the posting at the link below, it appears to be offering the same grinder. No mention of the recall, though.

    http://www.adoos.us/post/3162105/starbucks_barista_coffee_bean_grinder_new_in_box

    Description
    Starbucks Barista Blade Grinder.
    Model number TSK-9213SS
    SKU# 171884
    UPC 7-62111-61134-5

  3. the recall sounds like a good idea. my grinder has recently stayed on and sprayed coffee everywhere.

    however the downside of the process is that it takes 4 weeks to get a new machine and you have to pay for your own packaging materials to send the unit back.

    amazing considering there are a million starbucks restuarants !

    terrible recall program

  4. Daniel R Peterson says:

    What do I do next if I have a Barista Grinder??

  5. Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffee grinders and contact Starbucks to receive a free replacement grinder.

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Starbucks toll free at (866) 276-2950 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. MT or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.starbucks.com

  6. Barbara Miller says:

    PLEASE Send me a replacement before christmas. Desparately in need of grinding my coffee. Barbara Miller P. O. Box 434 Baker City, Oregon 97814 Look forward to seeing it. With Kind Regards Barbara Miller…..Happy Holidays

  7. someone wrote that they received the replacement and was extremely disappointed:

    “I received my replacement grinder yesterday. I sent in a stainless steel grinder and received a cheap black plastic grinder as a replacement. Sad.”

    Anyone else have the same experience?

  8. Amerikagulag says:

    Who would be stupid enough to clean it while it was plugged in? This recall is probably bait to substitute a cheap model.