Charlie's Trading Company Ltd—Phoenix Ginger Beer, Creaming Soda, Cola, Orange Fizz, Sparkling Apple, Sparkling Blood Orange

PRA number

2011/12891

Published date

Product description

Package description and size:
1. Ginger Beer, 330ml, BEST BEFORE 22/08/12
2. Creaming Soda, 330ml, BEST BEFORE 22/08/12
3. Orange Fizz, 330ml, BEST BEFORE 23/08/12
4. Cola Cluster 4 Pack, 4 x 330ml, BEST BEFORE 22/08/12
5. Sparkling Apple, 300ml, BEST BEFORE 23/08/12
6. Sparkling Blood Orange, 300ml, BEST BEFORE 23/08/12

Identifying features
All products are packaged in glass bottles. Only products with the BEST BEFORE dates of either 22/08/12 or 23/08/12 as described above are affected.

Other identifying numbers

All products are packaged in glass bottles. Only products with the BEST BEFORE dates of either 22/08/12 or 23/08/12 as described above are affected.

What are the defects?

The recall is due to inadequate pasteurisation of some bottles, causing fermentation and an increase in pressure inside the bottle.

What are the hazards?

Some products received inadequate pasteurisation during production. This results in an increase in fermentation and increase in pressure inside the bottle. This increased pressure can cause the cap to pop off or in some cases the bottle could shatter causing possible laceration injuries.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should not attempt to open the bottle or consume the product. Please call our hotline on 1800 673 890 (free call in Australia) for instructions on safe disposal and to arrange a replacement or refund.

Supplier

Charlie's Trading Company Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Restaurants, cafes, IGA and Foodworks in NSW, VIC, WA and TAS only.

Where the product was sold

New South Wales
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

Coordinating agency

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is the coordinating agency for this recall.

Product category