New Years is generally celebrated with bubbling champagne at midnight. An explosion of ginger ale on the other hand isn’t a great substitution of this old time tradition. Trader Joe’s of Monrovica, CA recently announced a voluntary year-end recall of its Triple Ginger Brew due to the bottle’s seemingly spontaneous combustion. This comes after the walnut recall from the beginning of the year for salmonella concerns.
Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew can be used as a non-alcoholic substitute for Champagne and other alcoholic beverages. The carbonated product, displayed in a green bottle with an old-fashioned spring-top, gives a similar appearance of Grolsch beer. There have been consumer reports of unopened bottles shattering or bursting at random. For the safety of its customers, Trader Joe’s issued the voluntary recall as a precaution. In a press release Trader Joe’s encouraged individuals with the defective product to “handle it with extreme care and dispose of it immediately in an outside container”. The defective bottles have been removed from store shelves across the nation and destroyed safely. According to the FDA, aside from the aforementioned, the product doesn’t have any health risks, and there haven’t been any other illnesses or injuries reported. The company said that customers who purchased the product can be issued a refund at any Trader Joe’s location. Should consumers have any other questions or concerns, they are encouraged to either contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations or send an email.