BC Liquor Distribution Branch recalls Smirnoff Ice products


VANCOUVER - In the interest of customer safety, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch is recalling four types of Smirnoff Ice coolers due to concerns over possible glass contamination.


The move comes after the product's supplier, Diageo Canada, voluntarily recalled several Smirnoff Ice products because of the possibility they may contain small pieces of glass. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency also issued a public food recall warning, advising consumers to avoid drinking the products.


The Smirnoff products which were sold in British Columbia and are now being recalled are:

* Smirnoff Ice 12-pack, 330ml bottle, lot number L5210;

* Smirnoff Ice Cranberry and Lime, 4-pack, 330ml bottle, lot number L5206;

* Smirnoff Ice Peach Bellini, 4-pack, 330ml bottle, lot number L5231;

* Smirnoff Ice Life of the Party Variety 12-pack, 330ml bottle, lot numbers L5137, L5139, L5203 and L5231.


Customers should return recalled products to the store where they were purchased to receive a full refund.


Outside of B.C., several other Smirnoff Ice products are being recalled in parts of Canada where they were sold. A full list is available at: www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recall-warnings/complete-listing/2015-09-04/eng/1441412987890/1441412997815.


Media Contact:

April Kemick

Communications Manager

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

604 252-3029