Robinsons Fruit Shoots Recalled From McDonald's, Tesco & Costco Due To Choking Hazard
If you've bought a Robinsons Fruit Shoot at Costco, McDonald's or Tesco then your children could be at risk of choking. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that the spout within the bottle cap of the apple and blackcurrant flavour drink could detach and become a safety risk. This makes it vital that you check the lids before giving them to your children. Britvic, the owner of Robinsons Fruit Shoots, has put out a product recall.
The Fruit Shoot bottles, which use a 'sports style' cap are usually a popular lunch box treat, but now they could pose a choking hazard to youngsters.
According to Britvic, there have been a "small number of reports" and the 200ml drinks are being recalled as a precautionary measure.
The company said: "We have been made aware of a packaging defect affecting a very small number of Fruit Shoot bottles, specifically 24-pack, Apple and Blackcurrant variant, Batch Code Numbers: N06 L9171 N05 L9164 N05 L9 171.
"As a precaution this product should be disposed of safely. This is a targeted recall of this product only. No other Fruit Shoot product is affected. Any customers who recently purchased this product will be able to apply for a full refund."
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The Fruit Shoot bottles to look out for were sold in multi-packs of 24 bottles at Costco and Tesco, and as single bottles at McDonald's between June 22 and 28 and have a best before date of the end of March 2020.
It's not clear as to why these specific Fruit Shoots have been affected, and we're not sure exactly how dangerous they are, but we'd recommend not taking any risks.
The Food Standards Agency said: "Britvic PLC is recalling the above product. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product."
Britvic said no other fruit shoot products are affected.
This isn't the only recall story we've covered this week. Yesterday, Iceland began recalling its 60 Crispy Chicken Dippers as some packs 'may contain pieces of hard plastic'. The chicken dippers are being recalled with any best before date code. The advice is to return them to your nearest Iceland store for a full refund.
Earlier this month two varieties of Cadbury puddings were recalled over fears that they may contain a harmful strain of bacteria.
In a statement to the Mirror, Müller said: "As a precautionary measure a decision has been taken to recall some batches of Cadbury Caramel Cheesecake and Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake deserts (2x85g), due to the possible presence of Listeria in the product."
If you think you may have one of the affected Fruit Shoots you can apply for a full refund via the Fruit Shoot customer care line on 0114 223 4488, or online here.
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