Wine recalled in Pa. for bizarre, dangerous reason

Posted at 10:05 AM, Jun 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 10:05:49-04

HARRISBURG, Pa. (PIX11) – The threat of spontaneous explosion has prompted the recall of wine bottles sold in Pennsylvania, officials said.

There have been several reports of full bottles of Indigenous Selections Prosecco Brut 2013 exploding at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said Tuesday.

“Consumers should use caution when handling this product,” said Joseph E. Brion, agency chairman. “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.”

The $12.99 recalled bottles were sold in about 180 Pennsylvania stores earlier this month and have since been stripped from the shelves.

It’s not yet known what caused the bottles to burst.

Customers are urged not to bring the bottles back to the store, but rather to throw them away as soon as possible, the agency said. Anyone who bought the wine is eligible for a refund.

Questions can be directed to 1-800-272-7522.