Starbucks Debuts "Splash Sticks"

04/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Starbucks has had enough complaints about coffee spurting from the sip holes in its lids to do something about it.

Last week, it began quietly rolling out "splash sticks" -- plastic plugs for sip holes with tops in the shape of the Starbucks siren.

Extra impetus for the splash sticks came from Starbucks' new social-networking site -- where Starbucks lovers and haters can rant or rave.

More than 200,000 votes for product or store ideas have been cast on the site since it launched March 19, says Chris Bruzzo, chief technology officer at Starbucks.

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