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Robinsons Fruit Shoot children's drink in safety recall

All bottles of a children's drink featuring a new cap design are being recalled because of a "packaging safety issue".

The move involves Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro , a flavoured mineral water aimed at children aged seven to 11.

Manufacturer Britvic said the recall was a "precautionary measure".

Customers have been advised to return the bottles to where they bought them and they should get a refund.

Britvic said there was no problem with the drink itself.

The company said: "Britvic Soft Drinks is recalling all Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro packs, featuring the new design cap, due to a packaging safety issue.

"Consumers with any affected product should return it to the retailer for a refund. This is a precautionary measure.

"Fruit Shoot My-5 is not being recalled. No other Robinsons products are affected. Britvic Soft Drinks apologises for any inconvenience caused."

Campaign launch

Adverts alerting consumers of the recall will appear in national newspapers on Wednesday.

The new caps are sports drink-style, claiming to prevent spills, on a redesigned bottle shape.

The Food Standards Agency said it knew about the recall but was not involved because it concerned the design of the bottle rather than its contents.

According to the Britvic website, the Robinsons Fruit Shoot brand is worth £96m.

Fruit Shoot Hydro was launched last year with a £2.5m marketing campaign.

The company said customers could call its consumer care line on 0800 0321767 for more information.

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