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Recall Alert: Trader Joe’s is recalling this exploding soda

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 13:02:18-05

“Popping bottles” has new meaning. Trader Joe’s announced a recall of its Triple Ginger Brew after customers reported that some unopened bottles were “shattering or bursting.”

The affected bottles are in stores across the country and were purchased between November 9 and December 14.

According to Trader Joe’s, the soda itself is safe to drink — it’s just the bottles that are dangerous.

All of the affected bottles have been removed from shelves, and there haven’t been any reported injuries or illnesses.

Customers are advised to get rid of the bottles “immediately,” and contact customer service at (626) 599-3817 for a refund.

The FDA posted this information online:

Trader Joe’s of Monrovia, CA is issuing a voluntary recall of all codes purchased from 11/9/15 through 12/14/15 of Triple Ginger Brew (SKU 51857) due to reports of unopened bottles potentially bursting. Although the ginger brew does not pose a health risk if consumed, all product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed. No injuries or illnesses have been reported to date.

This precautionary action comes after the company received inquiries from customers that had experienced unopened bottles shattering or bursting. The potentially affected product was distributed to Trader Joe’s stores nationwide. Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew is sold in 25.4 FL OZ (750 mL) glass bottles.

Customers who have purchased the Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew are encouraged to handle it with care and dispose of it immediately in an outside container. Trader Joe’s will provide a refund to customers who purchased the Triple Ginger Brew at any of their store locations. Customers can call the company’s Customer Relations at (626) 599-3817 6:00AM-6:00PM PST, Monday – Friday, with any questions.