AG Barr recalls bottles for cap error

By James Ridler contact

- Last updated on GMT

AG Barr has recalled 750ml glass bottles of its drinks
AG Barr has recalled 750ml glass bottles of its drinks
Soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr has recalled a number of its bottled drinks, because a fault in the packaging process could cause the caps on these drinks to pop off unexpectedly and cause injury.

AG Barr identified an intermittent fault in how some caps were applied to 750ml glass bottles of its drinks. It was recalling the products as a precautionary measure.

Products affected by the recall included 750ml bottles of the company’s Irn-Bru drink and its variants, as well as its Cola, Cream Soda and Lemonade. A full list can be found in the box below.

All drinks in the recall had a best-before end date of up to and including May 2019.

Advice to consumers

Customers that may have bought the products were advised to carefully release the pressure from the bottles by pointing away from the body at arm’s length as you would when opening a bottle of sparkling wine and then return to the store or contact AG Barr.

A spokesman said: “We identified there was an intermittent mechanical fault with the capping machine on the production line that affected some caps applied to our 750 ml glass bottles.​ 

“We take great care to ensure our products reach our consumers and customers in perfect condition and are sorry that on this occasion a limited quantity of our products did not meet expectations.”

Meanwhile, high levels of metal and undeclared allergens were the cause of food recalls over the past week​, including products from celebrity baker Mary Berry.

AG Barr products recalled

AG Barr has recalled 750ml glass bottles of:

  • Irn-Bru
  • Irn-Bru Sugar Free
  • Irn-Bru Xtra
  • Cola
  • Cream Soda
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lemonade
  • Limeade
  • Pineapple
  • Red Kola
  • Soda Water

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