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Kinney Drugs Recalls Kinney Brand Water
Customers are asked to return water for a refund

Stephanie LaDue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Gouverneur, NY -- August 30, 2006 -- Kinney Drugs announced it is implementing a voluntary recall by the manufacturer of all sizes of Kinney brand water with a "sell by date" between June 27, 2008 and August 4, 2008. The "sell by date" is located on the neck of Kinney brand water bottles.

Kinney Drugs removed the affected water from its shelves on August 23, 2006 and subsequently ordered it destroyed at store level. Extra warehouse stock of the affected water has been returned to the manufacturer.

The water is being recalled due to bromate levels that exceed the United States Food and Drug Administration standard. If customers have purchased Kinney brand water showing the affected "sell by dates" indicated, it can be returned to any Kinney Drugs for a full refund.

Based on information from the FDA and the New York State Department of Health, the level of bromate discovered is not a health risk in humans. "We want to assure our customers that the water does not pose a health risk. Studies have shown that this level of bromate does not cause illness in humans," commented Craig Painter, CEO, Kinney Drugs. "However, since the water packaged within the affected dates does not meet FDA standards, Kinney Drugs will be implementing this voluntary recall."

Kinney Drugs customers can return Kinney brand water with the following UPC codes and "Sell By Dates" to their local Kinney Drugs for a full refund:




0237914KNY 16.9OZ WATER LOOSE8416141973
0238007KNY 12-16.9OZ WATER8416170083
6409679KNY SPRING WATER 1 GAL8416100121
6409792MB SPRING WATER 2.5 GAL.2219800142
6409806KNY 24-16.9OZ WATER 24PK8416160890
6409814KNY 25OZ SPORT WATER8416141890
6409822KNY WATER 1 LTR8416122890
6409830KNY 24OZ SPORT WATER8416103890

***SELL BY DATES 6/27/2008 THRU 8/4/2008****


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