Consumer Alert: Beware of Exploding Wine Bottles

If you've recently purchased a bottle of Indigenous Selections wine, officials with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board have a message for you. Get rid of it as soon as possible.

Officials say they’ve received several reports of Indigenous Selections Prosecco Brut 2013 (code 33283), 750 ml wine bottles spontaneously exploding in Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across Pennsylvania.

”Consumers should use caution when handling this product,” said Liquor Control Board Chairman Joseph E. Brion. ”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.”

Indigenous Selections Prosecco Brut 2013 was sold for $12.99 in approximately 180 stores in early June. Since the reports of the exploding bottles, it has been removed from all Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across the state.

If you happen to have this brand, don’t return the bottle to the store but instead dispose of it immediately. You will still be eligible for a refund though officials advise that you bring the original receipt with you to the store where you bought the bottle.

Officials are unsure of what’s causing the bottles to explode and are working with the vendor to determine the cause.

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