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Teavana to pay $3.75 million penalty over exploding tumblers

Recalled Teavana tumbler (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) Recalled Teavana tumbler (Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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Teavana agreed to pay $3.75 million dollars as part of a civil penalty. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Teavana violated federal law when it "knowingly failed to report" that some of its tumblers could explode, shatter or break during regular use.

The CPSC said Teavana did not immediately notify the agency after receiving six reports of people who were either cut by broken glass or burned by hot liquid, in addition to other complaints about the tumblers breaking. 

The tumblers, which were sold online and at stores nationwide, were eventually recalled in May 2013. 

In addition to the fine, Teavana also agreed to adhere to its parent company's compliance program. Starbucks bought Teavana in 2012.

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