Britvic recalls Robinson’s Fruit Shoot drinks over bottle cap concerns

2 July 2019 (Last Updated July 2nd, 2019 13:05)

Britvic has recalled some Robinson's Fruit Shoot sports drinks bottles after receiving reports that part of the bottle cap could get accidentally detached.

Britvic has recalled some Robinson’s Fruit Shoot sports drinks bottles after receiving reports that part of the bottle cap could be unexpectedly detached.

The British company took action having been informed that the spout within the cap could become loose, posing a potential choking risk to customers, especially children.

Bottles of the drink’s apple and blackcurrant flavours that are sold at Tesco, Costco and McDonald’s have been affected, in a precautionary measure taken across the UK.

The company reported that the products in question were sold as multipacks of 24 200ml bottles at Tesco and Costco, as well as single unit 200ml bottles at McDonald’s between 22 and 28 June this year.

In a statement, McDonald’s said: “We would like to apologise for Fruit Shoot currently being out of stock. We were made aware of a packaging fault affecting the white drinking spout on a very small number of Fruit Shoot bottles. Therefore, we decided to remove it from our premises and are currently awaiting new stock.

“If you recently purchased a bottle of Fruit Shoot as part of a Happy Meal or on its own, between 22 June and 28 June, and have not consumed it, please dispose of the product safely. If you have consumed the product, there is no need to take any further action as the quality of the liquid is not impacted.”

The Food Standards Agency has advised against customers consuming the drink, instead requesting that bottles are disposed of safely. Those who purchased the product are entitled to a full refund.

It was also noted that no other Britvic products are known to have been affected.