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SOME CALIFORNIA COOLER PRODUCTS RECALLED FROM WESTERN U.S.

 SOME CALIFORNIA COOLER PRODUCTS RECALLED FROM WESTERN U.S.
 LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cooler Company today issued a voluntary recall of 6,400 cases of California Cooler Citrus and Tropical Berries flavored wine coolers in 12-oz. bottles in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Idaho. California Cooler in other states is not affected because all product being recalled is produced at a single California bottling plant under contract to bottle the cooler exclusively for western markets.
 The California Cooler Citrus product has a code number beginning with CO4256 stamped on the side of the bottle. The California Cooler Tropical Berries product has a code number beginning with CO4262.
 California Cooler said the wine coolers are being recalled because of yeast fermentation that may cause the bottles to explode. Fermentation increases pressure in the bottles which is normally released when they are opened. But there is some potential that the bottles might explode if the pressure builds up too much before they are opened.
 Company officials emphasized that they have had no reports from any consumers about exploding bottles, but are recalling the product as a precautionary measure.
 Consumers with affected Citrus or Tropical Berries California Coolers should first chill the bottles and then carefully open them, using a towel, gloves or other protective material to cover their hands. The liquid should be poured down a drain and the glass bottles should be disposed of in the way the consumer normally disposes of such bottles.
 California Cooler said that while the affected coolers do not taste good, they do not pose a health threat when consumed.
 Consumers who need additional information can call 1-800-753-4567 and ask for California Cooler.
 California Cooler Company is a division of Brown-Forman Beverage Company, Louisville, Ky.
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 /CONTACT: Phil Lynch of Brown-Forman Corporation, 502-774-7928/
 (BF) CO: California Cooler Company; Brown-Forman Beverage Company ST: Kentucky, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado,
 Idaho IN: FOD SU:


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