SCHWEPPES has recalled glass bottles of it's fizzy tonic waters because the caps can unexpectedly pop off and can cause an injury.

A manufacturing fault meant pressure could build up inside the bottle and suddenly sending the cap flying like a Champagne cork.

All customers who have bought 600ml glass bottles of Schweppes 1783 tonics are urged to open the bottles like they would sparkling wine by point the bottle away from them at arm's length before carefully opening the cap to release the pressure.

The affected flavours include Crisp Tonic, Light Tonic, Cucumber, Floral and Salty Lemon.

No other Schweppes drinks are affected.

The drinks giant said: "We have identified a fault in how some closures have been applied to the 600ml glass bottles of our Schweppes 1783 tonics.

"The quality of the drink itself is not affected, but the incorrect application of some closures could cause a small number of them to pop off the bottle unexpectedly.

"As a precautionary measure, we are asking all consumers who have one of these bottles to open it carefully to release the pressure, ensuring the bottle is pointing away from the body when doing so.

"People can contact our customer careline on 0800 227711 to be reimbursed with a product voucher.

"No other Schweppes products are affected by this issue - it is a problem limited to some of the 600ml glass bottles of the 1783 range, which includes Crisp Tonic, Light Tonic, Cucumber, Floral and Salty Lemon flavours.

"This affects product with a best before end (bbe) date up to and including 31 March 2019.

"The BBE date can be found on the shoulder of the bottle.

"The safety and quality of our products is of paramount importance to us and we do all we can to ensure they reach people in perfect condition.

"We are sorry that on this occasion a small number of our products have not met our required standard and for any inconvenience this causes."

The Food Standards Agency added: "Schweppes has taken the decision to recall 1783 600ml glass bottles of tonic water on a precautionary basis because there have been a small number of reports that the bottle caps pop off unexpectedly.

"No other Schweppes products are known to be affected.

"There is a risk that the bottle caps may pop off unexpectedly which may cause injury.

"If you have bought any of the above products, carefully release the pressure from the bottle by pointing away from the body at arm's length, as you would when opening a bottle of sparkling wine.

"Return the product to where it was purchased or contact Schweppes customer careline on 0800 227711."