with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Tim Hortons
is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 travel mugs distributed
in the United States. The lids on some of the mugs can
detach, allowing hot liquid to leak, posing a burn hazard
has received 14 reports of the lids detaching while mugs
were filled with hot liquid. One consumer reported hot
liquid spilling onto his hand and chest.
recall involves 15-ounce stainless steel travel mugs with
a black handle and a black lid. The mugs were sold at Tim
Hortons stores in New York, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia,
Kentucky, Maine and Canada from October 2002 through January
2003 for about $15.
The words “Always
Fresh Tim Hortons Coffee” are printed on the mug. The distributor's
name, “Thermo-Serv,” is stamped on the bottom. The travel
mugs were manufactured in China.
should stop using these mugs immediately and return the
old lids to a Tim Hortons store for a replacement as of
Feb. 1, 2003. Consumers also will receive a full refund
if they return their mug and lid to a Tim Hortons store.
information, consumers can contact Tim Hortons toll-free
at 1-888-601-1616 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.timhortons.com.