January 25, 2003Tim Hortons Has Recalled Travel Mugs
Ontario, Canada (SafetyAlerts)
- Tim Hortons has recalled
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 to
Tim Hortons 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.
This recall involves 15-ounce stainless steel travel mugs with a black
handle and a black lid. 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.
Tim Hortons stores in New York, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky,
Maine and Canada sold the mugs from October 2002 through January 2003 for
Consumers should stop using these mugs immediately and return the old lids
to a Tim Hortons store for a replacement lid as of February 1, 2003.
Consumers will also receive a full refund if they return their mug and lid
to a Tim Hortons store. For more information, consumers can contact Tim
Hortons toll-free at (888) 601-1616 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.timhortons.com.