The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has issued a recall of a Dan Murphy’s product, sold in the lead-up to Christmas.
The Bar Station Wine Chiller Stick - available in blue and grey - has been taken off the shelves, with defects meaning that the product could rupture and shatter ‘with the potential to injure customers and damage property.’
They believe 344 of the affected items have been sold nationally in all states except the Northern Territory, with some suggesting that they could’ve been bought as gifts in the months leading up to Christmas, meaning some Australians might not even realise they own the potentially hazardous product.
The ACCC suggests that the stainless steel wine chiller stick pouring sprout has ‘manufacturing inconsistencies’ that ‘could cause the components of the product to rupture during or after freezing.’
Authorities add: ‘If the product ruptures, fragments could propel outwards with the potential to injure customers or damage property.’
If customers believe they have this item, they should stop using it immediately. They add: ‘If it is already in use, they should remove the product from the freezer, wrap in a towel, and slowly rethaw in a safe place. Once product is thawed, the customer should return the product to their nearest Dan Murphy’s store for a full refund.’
For further information, affected consumers can call customer service on 1300 723 388.