ROBINSON’S fruit shoot sold at Costco, McDonald’s and Tesco is being recalled due to concerns that children could choke on the lid.
The spout within the bottle cap of its apple and blackcurrant flavour could detach and become a safety risk, said the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in a statement.
The owner of Robinson’s, Britvic, added that the 200ml drinks are being recalled as a precautionary measure following “a small number of reports”.
The fruit shoots were sold in multi-packs of 24 bottles at Costco and Tesco, and as single bottles at McDonald’s between June 22 and 28.
The product recall applies to the drinks with batch code numbers of N06 L9171, N05 L9164 and N05 L9171.
They have a best before date of the end of March 2020.
Britvic said no other fruit shoot products are affected.
The Sun has asked Robinson’s how much the drinks were sold for but we haven’t yet heard back.
If you’ve bought the product, you should avoid drinking it and instead throw it away.
You can apply for a full refund via Robinson’s customer services on 0114 223 44 88 or via its website.
Your product recall rights
PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full redund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
Other product recalls to look out for include Iceland’s crispy chicken dipper which may contain pieces of plastic.
Tesco has also recalled some cheese burgers because of undeclared sesame which could be unsafe for people with allergies.
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