Schweppes 1783 600ml glass bottles of tonic water recalled due to a manufacturing fault which may cause bottle caps to pop off

England and Wales specific
12 July 2018

Schweppes has taken the decision to recall 1783 600ml glass bottles of tonic water on a precautionary basis because there have been a small number of reports that the bottle caps pop off unexpectedly.

Product details

Schweppes 1783 Crisp Tonic Water

Pack size 600ml
Best before Up to and including 31 March 2019

Schweppes 1783 Light Tonic Water

Pack size 600ml
Best before Up to and including 31 March 2019

Schweppes 1783 Cucumber Tonic Water

Pack size 600ml
Best before Up to and including 31 March 2019

Schweppes 1783 Floral Tonic Water

Pack size 600ml
Best before Up to and including 31 March 2019

Schweppes 1783 Salty Lemon Tonic Water

Pack size 600ml
Best before Up to and including 31 March 2019

No other Schweppes 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

Schweppes 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. The notice is available at the link below.

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. Return the product to where it was purchased or contact Schweppes customer careline on 0800 227711.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-37-2018