Crate and Barrel Recalls Holiday Milk Bottles due to the Straw Breaking

Holiday Milk Bottles Recalls Due To the straw breaking

Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill., is recalling about 17,000 Crate and Barrel Holiday Bear Acrylic milk bottles, due to these plastic straws that comes with the milk bottle can crack or break, posing a laceration hazard.


This recall involves Crate and Barrel’s Holiday Bear Acrylic Milk Bottle. The clear acrylic bottle measures 5.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide at the base and has a removable plastic straw. A graphic of a bear in a red sweater is printed on the wide part of the bottle.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled milk bottles and contact Crate and Barrel to receive a full refund.


The firm has received one report of the straw breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At:

Crate and Barrel retail stores nationwide and online at from August 2018 through November 2018 for about $5.


Crate and Barrel of Northbrook, Ill.

Report an incident involving this product.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled milk bottles and contact Crate and Barrel to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (CT) Saturday and Sunday, or online at and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Holiday Milk Bottles Recalls Due To the plastic straw breaking 2After recall, what’s the next step? Need to improve Quality Control! and improve product inspection checklist!

About Plastic Straw Product Inspection Service

Here we listed some defects for reference which comes from plastic straw product and other plastic products inspection:

  1. Short shot– shoot insufficient  glue, parts of material or not full
  2. Shrink– surface indentation caused by material cooling contraction
  3. Rough edge– parting surface extrusion of plastic materials.
  4. Melting seam-  branch of flow reunited to the hair fine lines
  5. Dent bump – parts by extrusion, collision result in surface depression and uplift
  6. Deformation – bend, distortion, stretching.
  7. Strain – open die in die surface or dermatoglyph delay result in surface scratches
  8. Spots –  point defects are different from the surrounding color
  9. Scratches – parts out of the mould,   scratches no caused by mould
  10. Top is white –color white, often appear in the top position
  11. Different color – there are differences between the local and surrounding of the color defects
  12. Scorch– plastic combustion deterioration, usually yellow color, carbonization were black when seriously
  13. Oil mark- pollution caused by release agent, thimble oil, rust-proof oil
  14. Fracture – local material separate from noumenon.
  15. Cracking– visible cracks
  16. Bubbles – transparent products forming inside the hollow
  17. Color difference –the difference between actual color and standard color

About Plastic Straw Product  Testing in laboratory

These plastic straws are may reusable like Starbucks Cups, that requires the straws extra safe and made by food grade material, BPA free, FDA certificated or other regulation certificated, the straws are should non-toxic, odorless, and reduce environmental pollution.

Testing includes

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