Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Drinks Recalled Nationwide Due to Glass Fragments

Time to take a peek at your Starbucks stash.

You might want to think twice about opening a bottled Starbucks beverage. PepsiCo, the producer of said drinks, is voluntarily recalling more than 300,000 bottles of the popular Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino refreshment after glass was found inside several of the 13.7-ounce bottles. According to a notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the recall was actually issued late last month, but hadn’t been classified until last week. The recall is labeled as “ongoing.”

Per the FDA, the recalled items were shipped to retail locations nationwide, and all of them are set to expire later this year. The specific expiration dates are March 8, May 29, June 4, and June 10. The agency also noted that approximately 25,200 cases of the coffee drink have been impacted by this recall, but did not provide any details about whether or not any injuries have been reported, or how the broken glass issue was initially discovered.


Still, the FDA has classified this recall as a “Class II,” which means, according to the agency’s website, that “the “product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”

In a statement to ABC News, PepsiCo assured consumers that the issue was being addressed. “The removal of these products from the marketplace is currently underway. The products are not sold at Starbucks retail locations,” a representative for the company, on behalf of the North American Coffee Partnership, shared.

The representative continued: “The North American Coffee Partnership is committed to a high level of quality in the products we serve. Delivering a quality experience to our consumers is our top priority and we always act with an abundance of caution whenever a potential concern is raised."

Lastly, The North American Coffee Partnership encouraged shoppers with questions or concerns about this recall to call Consumer Relations at 1-800-211-8307.

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