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British store recalls exploding wine bottles

Asda pulled bottles of its Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry from shelves after customers reported the bottles exploding.

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Ben Hooper
Extreme close-up of explosion of champagne bottle cork (UPI/Shutterstock)
Extreme close-up of explosion of champagne bottle cork (UPI/Shutterstock)

LONDON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A British supermarket chain is recalling bottles of sparkling wine after two customers reported explosions.

Asda said the bottles of yellow label Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry were removed from the shelves and customers who purchased bottles can return them to the store for a full refund.

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The store said two customers reported bottles exploding and there have been six unexplained incidents of bottles falling from shelves.

The bottles are unstable because there was apparently a problem with the pressurization process.

The affected bottles bear the batch numbers L1402606, L1403271, L1403503, L1403655 and L1404044.

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