Fruit Shoot Hydro Recall Following Cap Safety Concerns

Manufacturer Takes Steps Over Drink Range As 'Precaution'

03.07.2012

Drinks manufacturer Britvic Soft Drinks have launched a recall of its Fruit Shoot Hydro mineral water products following concerns over the safety of the new cap design featured on the bottles.

The company has announced that any consumers who have bought the range of drinks should return the items to the retail outlets they bought them from, where they will also receive a refund in relation to their purchase.

It has been confirmed that the move is a precautionary measure, while consumers can call a care line operated by Britvic on 0800 032 1767 for more information.

Launched last year, the Fruit Shoot Hydro flavoured drinks are reportedly aimed at children aged between seven and 11. It has been emphasised that no other Robinsons products are being recalled.

David Urpeth, a specialist in product liability claims at Irwin Mitchell, represents people left injured as a result of safety failings in the manufacturing of a range of consumer products.

He said: “News of this recall is clearly a concern, although the manufacturer’s precautions in this manner must be welcomed. The fundamental issue now is to investigate and assess how safety concerns arose and what can be done to ensure the same issues are not repeated.

"Many parents will be worried about the announcement and the potential risks that their youngsters may have faced, so it will be vital that full reassurances over the safety of such drinks packaging can be provided.”

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