Lidl recalls pale ales as the cans could burst and injure drinkers

Lidl recalls pale ales as the cans could burst and injure drinkers

LIDL is recalling pale ales over fears that the cans could burst and injure drinkers.

This is because the Loch Lomond-branded drinks have over-carbonated, according to a statement on the supermarket's website.

The product recall applies to 440ml cans of the Citra Kind of Magic, Lost in Mosaic and Red or Dead flavours, which are sold exclusively at Lidl.

They come with alcohol contents of between 4 and 5 per cent.

The affected drinks have a best before date of June 2020 and batch code 100619 and are being recalled as a precaution, Lidl said.

The supermarket hasn't yet told us how much the drinks cost, but other similar products are sold for £1.79 according to its website.

Your product recall rights

PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.

As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.

But it's often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.

If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.

When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don't there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.

If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.

They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.

In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.

You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.

If you've bought any of the cans, you should avoid opening them.

Instead, Lidl recommends shoppers to chill each can before returning it to your nearest store for a full refund.

You don't need to have your receipt to get the money back.

Lidl has roughly 760 stores across the UK. You can find your nearest one using its branch finder tool.

The Sun has asked Lidl how many cans it's sold but we haven't yet heard back. We'll update this article if we do.

A statement on the supermarket's website said: "Lidl GB wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Other product recalls to watch out for include clothes on sale at River Island which contain chemicals that make shoppers ill.

Jack Wills gift sets sold in Boots have also been recalled over fears it cracks and burns you.

While a hoverboard sold at Currys has been recalled as the charger could cause a fire.

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