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AG Barr recalls IRN-BRU Regular and IRN-BRU 1901 750ml glass bottles because of a manufacturing fault which may cause bottle caps to pop off unexpectedly

Last updated: 29 April 2022

AG Barr is recalling IRN-BRU Regular and IRN-BRU 1901 750ml glass bottles on a precautionary basis because there have been a small number of reports that the bottle caps pop off unexpectedly.

Product details

IRN-BRU Regular
Pack size 750ml Glass Bottle
Batch code C2 2083, C2 2084
Best before March 2023
IRN-BRU 1901
Pack size 750ml Glass Bottle
Batch code C2 2082, C2 2087, C2 2088
Best before March 2023

Risk statement

There is a risk that the bottle caps may pop off unexpectedly which may cause injury.

Action taken by the company

AG Barr is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products, open the bottles with care to release the pressure. Bottles should be handled carefully and pointed away from the body at arm’s length when opening. Consumers should then contact AG Barr at

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-28-2022