The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency:
Coca-Cola European Partners is issuing precautionary advice for opening Coca-Cola Original Taste 1.5 litre PET bottles because the bottles may have damaged neck rings which means that the bottle might have a sharp rim edge which could present a safety risk on opening.
Coca-Cola Original Taste PET 1.5 litre bottle
Pack size: 1.5L
Batch codes: 083EK3TT:TT, 084EK3TT:TT, 085EK3TT:TT, 086EK3TT:TT, 087EK3TT:TT, 088EK3TT:TT, 089EK3TT:TT, 090EK3TT:TT
Best-before date: 30 September 2020
The bottle neck ring might have a sharp and uneven rim edge which could present a safety risk on opening.
Action taken by the company
Coca-Cola European Partners is issuing precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased the above product. As a precaution, you should examine the bottle neck ring carefully before opening. If you see damage to the bottle neck ring, open the bottle with care and ensure that your hand is placed on the cap and above the bottle neck when opening the bottle. Product safety notices will be displayed in retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers what precaution they should take when opening the product. Please see the attached notice.
Our advice to consumers
If you have bought any of the above product, before opening the bottle, refer to and follow the advice given by Coca-Cola European Partners below. If you have concerns or are unable to open the bottle safely please retain the bottle unopened and contact 0800 22 77 11.