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51,000 Potential Exploding Bottles Causes SodaStream Recall


— February 23, 2017

A popular kitchen device maker has a bit of a problem with one of its products. Well, actually up to 51,000 of them to be precise. An unspecified manufacturing defect caused a SodaStream recall of 51,000 one-liter, blue-tinted plastic bottles in the U.S. and another 7,600 in Canada. The reason for the recall is that the unspecified defect may cause the bottles to explode when under pressure.


A popular kitchen device maker has a bit of a problem with one of its products. Well, actually up to 51,000 of them to be precise. An unspecified manufacturing defect caused a SodaStream recall of 51,000 one-liter, blue-tinted plastic bottles in the U.S. and another 7,600 in Canada. The reason for the recall is that the unspecified defect may cause the bottles to explode when under pressure.

SodaStream is a handy device that allows people to make a wide variety of beverages at home, from soda (or pop, depending on your geographic location) to fruit-flavored water. Simply attach one of the bottles that work with the SodaStream system to the device, carbonate the water in the bottle and add the flavoring of your choice. It’s easy, economical and more environmentally friendly than other options as the bottles are reusable.

So, when the company discovered that certain of the bottles on the market can actually burst under pressure, it issued the recall and notified the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). An exploding bottle of carbonated beverage can injure consumers, though the company said it hasn’t had reports of such injuries to date.

How can you determine if you have an affected bottle?

Image courtesy of www.sodastreamusa.com.
Image courtesy of www.sodastreamusa.com.

The recalled bottles all have an expiration date of 4/2020. This date can be found next to the warning label on the bottles. The affected bottles have blue caps and bases, along with “SodaStream” and “Dishwasher safe” printed on the sides.

The company advises that the recalled bottles were sold between February 2016 and January 2017. They sold for roughly $15.00 each at various retailers, including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon and SodaStream online.

If you have a recalled bottle, the company warns against continuing to use it. Instead, you should contact SodaStream for a full refund. Consumers can do so at this link.

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SodaStream recalls 51K bottles that could explode in your face
SodaStream Recalls 51K Bottles That Could Explode Under Pressure

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