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TANGO BANGO; Drinks recall after explosion warning.

Byline: By Steven Ventura

A BATCH of more than 100,000 cans of Tango soft drink were recalled yesterday over fears they could explode.

The problem has been traced to an ingredient in the drink - famous for its "You know when you've been Tangoed" advertising slogan.

Makers Britvic have warned that 330ml cans of Tango Cherry and Tango Fruit Fling marked with best before dates of June and July 2006 were at risk of bursting.

A spokesman said: "Although not unsafe to drink, the products could contain a naturally occurring yeast which, over an extended storage period, might generate a build-up of carbon dioxide that could distort or burst the packaging.

"This is a precautionary measure and follows a small number of complaints about cans where this has occurred."

Customers who have cans marked with the best before dates affected are advised to note the code on the bottom of the can and call 0845 850 5222 for further advice.

People have been asked not to return suspect cans to the shops where they were bought.

Britvic said the danger relates only to 330ml cans of Tango Cherry and Tango Fruit Fling and no other flavours.

The spokesman added: "The likelihood of the packaging bursting is very small but we consider product quality to be of the utmost importance
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Aug 26, 2005
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