Counterfeit vodka warning

Published on: Wednesday, 03-February-2016

Residents are being warned to be on their guard after the seizure of a large quantity of counterfeit Chekov vodka.

It has been seized by Trading Standards officers in neighbouring Halton and there may be further stocks elsewhere in the area.

Investigations revealed that the same fake brand has been sold in the Cheshire area.

Residents should not drink or buy the vodka, which has been found to contain dangerously high levels of methanol.

The product is a counterfeit version of a genuine product sold by the brand holder ‘Booker Wholesale’. 

Genuine Chekov vodka has a black ink jet-printed lot mark on the red bottle cap and can be purchased in reputable shops and off licences.

The fake product does not contain the black lot mark and is likely to have been offered for sale through illegitimate sources.

Anyone who has any concerns about counterfeit alcohol or any other product can report it to Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Services on 03454 04 05 06.