Triple Ginger Brew bottles manufactured and distributed by Trader Joe’s are currently being recalled, due to a bursting risk associated with these containers.
The decision has been detailed in a press release published on Tuesday, December 15, on the website pertaining to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Executives of the popular grocery store chain have ordered this voluntary recall after receiving several complaints concerning unopened bottles exploding and shattering out of the blue.
The company, headquartered in Monrovia, California, has announced that the recall extends across the entire nation, and refers to Triple Ginger Brew bottles that have been bought by costumers between November 9 and December 14.
The non-alcoholic, carbonated beverages are marked with the code SKU 51857, and are normally distributed in 25.4-ounce (750 millilitre) bottles, made of glass.
As manufacturers have stated, Triple Ginger Brew remains safe for consumption, but due to this risk posed by containers, which can turn into bottle bombs, it felt imperative to take this precautionary measure of removing the products off the shelves of supermarkets.
The commercialization of non-alcoholic drinks involved in this recall has already been halted, and no such products remain available across all 457 retail stores, as all the defective glass bottles have already been wiped out and discarded.
So far, Trader Joe’s representatives have declared that no one has sustained any injuries as a result of the bursting bottles of Triple Ginger Brew. In addition, no illnesses have been associated with this recalled item, either.
However, people who have bought soda bottles that come from the above-mentioned perilous batch should be extremely cautious when handling them, and immediately take them outside.
Afterwards, they should dispose of them, leaving them in an outdoor waste container, away from the reach of others.
They should also bring their receipt to the Trader Joe’s store where they had initially purchased the fizzy drinks, in order to benefit from a full refund.
Those seeking to receive further information regarding this recall can contact a customer service representative, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. (PST), from Monday to Friday, at (626) 599-3817.
Alternatively, they can present their inquiries online, accessing Trader Joe’s website and filling out the company’s product feedback form (http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/product-feedback).
Apparently, this is the 8th product recall that the supermarket chain has had to issue throughout the year. Back in February, the company has had to remove Pita Breads including soy as an undeclared allergen and in March Cinnamon Almonds were removed after reports that they also contained peanuts.
Another recall from March involved Raw Walnuts associated with a risk of salmonella, and in April packages of A Dozen Sweet Bites were found to have coconut among the ingredients.
The same month, Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages were recalled because plastic fragments had entered the production line, and in August Dark Chocolate Covered Honey Grams were discovered to contain milk also. Finally in November Giotto’s Butternut Squash Triangoli were taken off supermarket shelves because traces of tree nuts were identified.
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