Fears that children could choke on a popular drink has led to a massive product recall of Robinson Fruit Shoots.
The company has pulled the drink from Tesco, McDonald’s and Costco. Britvic, who owns Robinsons, has warned the bottle cap of the apple and blackcurrant flavoured drink could detach and pose a safety risk, the Food Standard Agency (FSA) said. The 200ml fruit juice bottles are being recalled as a precaution following ‘a small number of reports’.
Multi-packs of 24 bottles sold at Tesco and Costco and single bottles bought in McDonald’s between June 22 and June 28 are affected by the recall.
McDonald’s said in a statement: ‘We were aware of packaging fault affecting the white drinking spout on a very small number of Fruit Shoot bottles and we therefore decided to remove it from our premises and are currently awaiting new stock.
The fruit juice bottles are being recalled as a precaution following ‘a small number of reports’ (Picture: Britvic PLC) ‘If you have consumed the product there is no need to take any further action as the quality of the lid is not impacted. No other Britvic products or Fruit Shoot flavours are known to be affected.
The company said: ‘We have been made aware of a packaging defect affecting a very small number of Fruit Shoot bottles, specifically 24-pack, Apple and Blackcurrant variant. ‘As a precaution this product should be disposed of safely. This is a targeted recall of this product only. No other Fruit Shoot product is affected.
The products affected are: 24 x 200ml multi-pack sold in Tesco and Costco 200ml single bottle sold in McDonald’s With any of these batch numbers: NO5 L9164, NO5 L9171, NO6 L9171 With a best before date of March 2020 ‘Any customers who recently purchased this product will be able to apply for a full refund.’
The FSA said: ‘Britvic PLC is recalling the above product. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product.
These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.’ You can apply for a full refund via Robinsons customer services on 0114 223 44 88 or via its website.
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