Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Alerts Consumers to a Voluntary Recall of Stainless Steel Flasks Sold in E&J® VSOP Gift Packs

Mar 03, 2011, 10:53 ET from Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today alerted consumers to a voluntary recall of the engraved stainless steel flask sold in E&J® VSOP holiday gift packs at PA Wine & Spirits stores in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

According to information from the manufacturer, lab tests revealed brandy stored in the flask under certain conditions may show elevated levels of lead, which can pose a health risk.

"More than 13,000 of these gift packs were sold at our stores over the past five years," said Patrick J. "PJ" Stapleton, Chairman of the PLCB. "We want to make sure those customers who purchased them are aware of the recall and stop using them immediately."

The affected flasks were sold in stores across the state from approximately October through February from 2006 through 2010. The flasks are silver and rectangular in shape with "E&J VSOP" etched on the front.

Consumers who may have purchased one of the impacted gift packs should call the E&J Brandy consumer recall hotline at 1-866-959-8477 for information on how to return the flask for a refund.

Media contact: Stacey Witalec or Stacy Kriedeman, 717-783-8864

SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board