Asda forced to recall exploding Prosecco bottles

23 October, 2014

Asda has been forced to recall its own-label Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry after bottles started exploding in stores and in customers’ homes.

The retailer asked shoppers to bring back bottles for a full refund on the £5.48 fizz.

It received two separate complaints from customers and said corks flew off and glass shattered in six different incidents in-store.

An apologetic spokesman said Asda would investigate the explosions and added: “It’s a small percentage of bottles that are affected but at this stage we don’t know what has caused the problem.

“The product is still on sale but no other lot code is affected.

“As a precaution Asda is recalling one particular batch due to a small number of bottles shattering.”




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