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Liquor Control Board Issues Safety Alert About Exploding Wine Bottles

(Source: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board)

(Source: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Spontaneously exploding wine bottles have prompted the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to issue a consumer safety alert.

You won’t find the indigenous selection Prosecco Brut 2013 on the shelves in State Stores anymore. The sparkling wine has been pulled, packaged up and sitting in storage to be sent back to the supplier.

There were several reports of full bottles exploding in stores.

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.

State stores bought nearly 19,000 bottles, of which just under 2,000 were sold.

So far, there has only be one instance where one of the bottles exploded inside someone’s home and no one was injured.

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.

Anyone with questions or concerns can call 1-800-272-7522, then press 3, or email lbconsumer@pa.gov.

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