Highland Spring bosses warn of explosion risk in glass bottles

Danger – exploding water! Highland Spring bosses warn that up to 30,000 bottles of sparkling water should be thrown away because a weakness in the glass could cause them to blow up

  • Company asks consumers to dispose of 750ml glass bottles of sparkling water
  • Safety notice issued for any with ‘use by’ dates in May, June and July 2023
  • Move came after three people contacted Highland Spring to report explosions
  • Customers have been advised to contact the company for a refund 
  • Up to 30,000 bottles of sparkling Highland Spring should be thrown away because they may explode.

    The problem has been caused by a fault which caused a weakness in the 750ml glass bottles.

    A safety notice has been issued for bottles with ‘use by’ dates in May, June and July of 2023.

    The firm said: ‘Highland Spring Ltd is recalling their 750ml glass bottle Sparkling Spring Water on a precautionary basis because there have been a small number of reports that the bottle has exploded.

    ‘Please avoid unnecessary handling of the product and do not return to the store, instead, safely dispose of the product.’

    It advised customers to contact the company for a refund.

    The problem has been caused by a fault which caused a weakness in the 750ml glass bottles. A safety notice has been issued for bottles with 'use by' dates in May, June and July of 2023 [Stock image]

    The problem has been caused by a fault which caused a weakness in the 750ml glass bottles. A safety notice has been issued for bottles with ‘use by’ dates in May, June and July of 2023 [Stock image]

    Highland Spring said: ‘Three consumers have contacted us reporting that a Highland Spring sparkling 750ml glass bottle product has ‘exploded’, with one consumer suffering a minor cut.

    ‘These products have been in the market since May and this issue has arisen in the last few days so we would expect the majority to have been consumed with the bottles now recycled.

    ‘The reason for the recall is we anticipate approximately 20,000 to 30,000 bottles could still be in circulation.

    ‘We believe the three consumer complaints have arisen from circa 100,000 bottles which have already been consumed.’

    It added: ‘We apologise for any concern or inconvenience caused to consumers.’