Diageo Canada Announces Voluntary Recall of Select Smirnoff Ice Products and Lot Codes in Glass Bottles Only

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Diageo Canada announced a voluntary recall of specific Smirnoff Ice products and lot codes in glass bottles in Canada because of a possibility that they may contain small fragments of glass. The voluntary recall affects only 330ml glass bottles of the following Smirnoff Ice products in select 4-pack, 12-pack and individual bottle packages:



Lot Codes

Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini 330ml (4 Pack)

L5204 &  L5231

Smirnoff Ice Green Apple 330ml (4 Pack)

L5205 &  L5232

Smirnoff Ice Raspberry 330ml (4 Pack)

L5205 & L5232

Smirnoff Ice Cranberry & Lime 330ml (4 Pack)

L5205 & L5206 & L5232 & L5233

Smirnoff Premium Mixed Drinks Variety Pack 330ml (12 Pack)

L5137 & L5139 & L5203 & L5231

Smirnoff Ice 330ml (12 Pack)

L5210 & L5236 & L5237

Smirnoff Ice Watermelon Mimosa 330ml (4 Pack)

L5206 & L5233

Smirnoff Ice 330ml (4 Pack)

L5207 & L5208 & L5236 & L5237

Smirnoff Ice Light 330 ml (4 Pack)

L5207 & L5233 & L5234

Smirnoff Ice 330ml (individual bottles)

L5209 & L5210 & L5233

Smirnoff Orange ScrewDriver 330ml (4 Pack)

L5206 & L5207 & L5234 & L5235 & L5236


The company issued this voluntary recall after its ongoing quality assurance process detected quality issues with some bottles that could cause small glass fragments to break off and fall inside. The affected bottles came from a third-party glass manufacturer that supplies bottles to the company for use in Canada.

In an abundance of caution, Diageo Canada is recalling all of the above lot codes, although the company believes that significantly less than one percent of these bottles are impacted. The company has not received any reports from consumers relating to the impacted bottles.

After discovering the issue, the company immediately notified the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and began notifying and working with its broker and customers to arrange for all potentially impacted bottles to be removed from retail. The company is also working with the glass supplier to resolve their production issue.

Consumers who have purchased the particular Smirnoff Ice flavors listed above on or after July 24, 2015 should check to see if any of their purchases match the flavors and lot codes in the table above.  Lot codes are located on the shoulder of the bottle.  Consumers with matching lot codes should call 866-915-5949 or email smirnoffice@consumer-care.net for instructions about reimbursement for the product.

About Diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan's whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray, Guinness, and Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines.

Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.


SOURCE Diageo Canada

For further information: Bob Paling, Diageo Canada, 416.571.2131; Robert Lupien, for Diageo Canada, 514.944.9896; Alix Dunn, Diageo North America, 203.229.4744

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