AG Barr is recalling 750ml glass bottles due to a manufacturing fault which may cause bottle caps to pop off unexpectedly

England specific
26 May 2018

AG Barr has taken the decision to recall 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

Best before Up to and including May 2019

IRN-BRU sugar free

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Red Kola

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Soda Water

Best before Up to and including May 2019

IRN-BRU XTRA

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Cola

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Cream Soda

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Ginger Beer

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Lemonade

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Limeade

Best before Up to and including May 2019

Barr Pineapple

Best before Up to and including May 2019

No other AG Barr products are known to be affected.

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 product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products carefully release the pressure from the bottle by pointing away from the body at arm’s length as you would when opening a bottle of sparkling wine and then return to store or contact AG Barr.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-31-2018