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Health Hazard Alert - LCBO recalls 10 alcoholic vodka beverage products

Recall / advisory date:
November 17, 2011
Reason for recall / advisory:
Extraneous Material
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Liquor Control Board Of Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
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Advisory details

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Toronto, ON, issued the following press release on November 16, 2011:

Ottawa, November 17, 2011 - TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - The LCBO today recalled 10 products from the Woody's line of alcoholic vodka beverages and suspended sales of these products after detecting glass particles in some bottles.

This recall was initiated by the LCBO following last week's recall of Woody's brand Mexican Lime Alcoholic Vodka Beverage.

The 10 products being recalled are:

  • Orangetini Orange Vodka Cooler - 4 X 330 mL
  • Pomtini Vodka & Pomegranate Cooler - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Blackcurrant & Apple - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Light Orange - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Pink Grapefruit - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Refresher - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Light Raspberry - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Vodka Cola - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Sasparilla - 4 X 330 mL
  • Woody's Party Pack (mixed flavours) - 12 X 330 mL

"In the interest of customer safety and in consultation with the supplier and their Ontario agent, we recalled these products immediately after our quality assurance staff confirmed the presence of glass particles in some bottles," says Dr. George Soleas, Senior Vice President, LCBO Logistics & Quality Assurance.

The problem appears to be related to the bottling process. Customers returning bottles of this product to the LCBO will receive a full refund.

For further information:


Chris Layton, Media Relations Co-ordinator
Tel. 416-864-6772; Cell: 416-587-3729

Karen Mortfield, Senior Communications Consultant
Tel. 416-864-6875; Cell: 647-339-5428

Other importers have also distributed these products in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Northwest Territories, and Prince Edward Island. These products may have been distributed in other provinces or territories as well.

There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of these products.

CFIA is working with the various liquor jurisdictions to have the affected products removed from the marketplace.

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