Coravin, the wine-access system that allows users to pour a glass of wine without removing the cork, has announced that it is voluntarily stopping sales of the product due to safety concerns. The product has been sold in both the food service and retail industries.
The safety concerns, according to the announcement, relate to instances where, in certain circumstances, wine bottles can burst when used with the Coravin System, presenting a risk of lacerations. The company stated that it has received seven reports of bottles bursting, including one report of a laceration.
The company stated that is has voluntarily reported these incidences to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in anticipation of a recall. It has submitted a corrective action plan to update the Coravin System instructions and warnings and will provide all existing and future customers with a remedy package that includes a neoprene wine bottle sleeve for use with the device.
Within the next 30 days, the company stated that it is hopeful Coravin will be receiving, processing and beginning to ship remedy packages to its customer base. Once the company receives approval for the corrective action plan, it will begin shipping the product with the neoprene sleeve.
“We hope this disruption will be over in July and apologize to you for the inconvenience,” the company stated in its safety notice.