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Exploding wine bottles prompt PLCB warning

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The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is telling customers to toss out a brand of wine sold in state liquor stores following several reports of bottles spontaneously exploding in the stores.

Customers should not return Indigenous Selections Prosecco Brut 2013 to their store, but instead dispose of any bottles as soon as possible, according to a PLCB news release.

"Consumers should use caution when handling this product,” PLCB Chairman Joseph Brion said in the news release. "While we have not had any reports from consumers who may have been affected, we want to take every precaution in order to avoid a safety issue. Those who purchased the product can contact their local Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store for a full refund."

The wine was sold in 750 ml. bottles and has a code number of 33283. It was sold for $12.99 in approximately 180 stores starting in early June, and has since been removed from shelves.

The PLCB said it is working with the vendor to determine the cause of the issue.

While the wine bottle should not be returned to the store, consumers will still be eligible for a refund. An original receipt will be helpful in processing the return.

Anyone with questions or concerns may call 1-800-272-7522, then press 3, or email lbconsumer@pa.gov.

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