Facua-Consumers in Action has received reports of five explosions from Lidl tonic cans. The affected product is the Freeway Pink tonic, which according to consumers who have contacted the organization burst at the top, where the ring is to open the soft drink.
The association has shared this information with the supermarket chain, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (Aesan) so that they can investigate the facts. In a statement, Facua has insisted that this defect can put the safety of users at risk.
Precisely, it was a Facua member who reported the problem to the organization and provided photographs. According to the data provided by this person, the product was purchased on different dates in July, August and September in a Lidl supermarket in San Juan de Aznalfarache (Seville).
"Three of them exploded spontaneously when I took them out of the pantry, another did so in the shopping bag and the last one when trying to open it," concludes the organization.
Initially, the association reported that the cans had been manufactured by Refresco Iberia SA, a company located in Oliva (Valencia). But exercising its right to rectification, the company has declared that it does not manufacture the affected containers and has disassociated itself from the event reported by Facua.