Coca-Cola recalls more than 766k cases of canned drinks due to sharp edges

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

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Picture: iStock/vandervelden
Picture: iStock/vandervelden
The Coca-Cola Company has recalled more than 766,000 cases of beverages due to sharp edges on several cans that may cause consumer injury.

Some Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Dr Pepper, Pibb, Fresca, Barq’s Root Beer and Mello Yello 12oz cans are affected.

Drinks were canned under the authority of the Coca-Cola Company and distributed to retail stores in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

The recall of 766,271 cases has been completed and affected cans retrieved from retailers by the company.

The Coca-Cola Company said when the issue was identified it ceased production and recalled product from the market.

"Due to a manufacturing issue, a limited number of cans may have had a sharp lid edge that does not meet our high quality packaging standards. While there was no health or safety risk from consuming the beverage itself, we took this voluntary action because nothing is more important than the safety of the people who drink our beverages," ​the firm said in a statement to FoodQualityNews

"This issue resulted from a malfunction that occurred when certain cans were sealed during production. We identified why this production error occurred and have corrected the problem so we can ensure our products meet our high quality standards before leaving the facility.

"We identified the issues because we received a limited number of consumer contacts about the packaging for the products in question. We received a limited number of consumer contacts about the packaging for the products in question. Of those inquiries, a few consumers reported alleged minor injuries, none of which required medical attention."

Codes of affected cans

Affected cans are Diet Coke, 12oz (355 mL) in 12 packs with code Mar 19 18 LXE, Apr 09 18 LXE and Apr 02 18 LXC and 24 packs code: Mar 19 18 LXE, Mar 26 18 LXB, Mar 26 18 LXC, Apr 02 18 LXE, Apr 09 18 LXA, Apr 09 18 LXE and Apr 16 18 LXC.

Diet Coke Lime, (355mL) 12 pack with code May 07 18 LXE; Diet Coke Caffeine Free, (355mL) 12 pack with code Mar 26 18 LXD, Apr 09 18 LXC and Apr 23 18 LXA and 24 pack codes: Mar 26 18 LXC and Apr 16 18 LXC.

Coca-Cola, Original (355 mL) 12 pack codes: Sep 17 18 LXF, Oct 01 18 LXC, Oct 01 18 LXF, Oct 08 18 LXC, Oct 15 18 LXD, Oct 15 18 LXE, Oct 22 18 LXB and Sep 24 18 LXC and 24 pack codes: Sep 17 18 LXE, Sep 24 18 LXB, Sep 24 18 LXC, Oct 01 18 LXC, Oct 08 18 LXB and Oct 08 18 LXE.

Coca-Cola, Zero Sugar, (355mL) 12 pack code May 14 18 LXD and 24 pack codes Apr 30 18 LXC and May 14 18 LXB.

Coca-Cola, Vanilla Flavor, (355 mL) 12 pack code Oct 01 18 LXD and Coca-Cola, Vanilla Zero, (355 mL) 12 pack code May 07 18 LXD.

Caffeine Free Coke Zero, (355mL) 12 and 24 pack codes May 07 18 LXE and Apr 30 18 LXD.

Dr Pepper (355mL) 12 pack code Oct 15 18 LXB and 24 packs codes: Oct 01 18 LXE and Oct 08 18 L XE and Dr Pepper Diet, (355mL) 12 pack code Apr 16 18 LXB and 24 pack: Apr 02 18 LXE.

Sprite, Lemon-Lime Soda, (355mL) 12 pack codes Sep 17 18 LXD, Oct 01 18 LXD, Oct 08 18 LXC, Oct 22 18 LXA, Oct 01 18 LXB and Oct 01 18 LXF and 24 pack codes Sep 17 18 LXD, Sep 24 18 LXB, Sep 24 18 LXC, Oct 01 18 LXB, Oct 08 18 LXB and Oct 15 18 LXC.

Sprite Zero, Lemon-Lime Soda, (355mL) 12 pack codes Apr 30 18 LXD, May 07 18 LXD, May 14 18 LXC and May 28 18 LXA.

Orange Fanta (355mL) 12 pack codes Oct 01 18 LXB and Oct 15 18 LXE and 24 pack code: Oct 01 18 LXB; Grape Fanta (355mL) 12 pack code Oct 08 18 LXC and Strawberry Fanta (355mL) in 12 packs codes Sep 24 18 LXC and Oct 15 18 LXE.

Pibb Xtra, Artificially Flavored Spicy Cherry Soda 12oz (355mL) 12 pack code Oct 01 18 LXF and Pibb Zero, Artificially Flavored Sugar Free Spicy Cherry Soda (355mL) 12 pack code May 07 18 LXF.

Fresca, Original Citrus Sparkling Flavored Soda, (355mL) 12 pack code May 28 18 LXA.

Barq's Root Beer (355mL) 12 pack code Sep 17 18 LXF and Mello Yello, Citrus Flavored Soda, (355 mL) 12 pack code Oct 01 18 LXD.

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