You all know the trick of shaking a bottle of the bubbly and having it shoot out with the cork ? Well, according to major news services, some spontaneously exploding wine bottles have prompted the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to issue a consumer safety alert.
According to LCB officials, all bottles of Indigenous Selections Prosecco Brut 2013 have been pulled from the shelves of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. There were several reports of full bottles exploding in stores. No injuries have been reported.
In a press release, LCB Chairman Joseph E. Brion said:
”Consumers should use caution when handling this product. While we have not had any reports from consumers who may have been affected, we want to take every precaution in order to avoid a safety issue. Those who purchased the product can contact their local Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store for a full refund.”
The wine began selling earlier this month for $12.99 in about 180 stores. Consumers who purchased the wine are asked not to return it. Instead, LCB officials say you should dispose of the bottle carefully and as soon as possible. Consumers can still get a refund. Officials say the original receipt will be helpful in processing the return.
Here is the product information: Code – 33283 and 750 ml bottles.
The LCB says it is working with the vendor to determine the cause.