Fake Vodka Warning in Oxfordshire

21 January 2012, 06:00

Trading Standards are warning people to watch out for bottles of 'Arctic Ice'

The fake vodka was found on sale in a shop in Oxfordshire.

Experts say it contains dangerously high levels of chemicals usually found in screen wash and nail varnish remover.

Arctic Ice 2

Richard Webb, Acting Head of Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service, said:

"Shop owners should be very wary if they are offered cheap alcohol. It may be smuggled, counterfeit or, like Arctic Ice, be unsafe for human consumption.

"Elsewhere in the country, shops have had their alcohol licenses reviewed or revoked because they have been found in possession of illegal alcohol.

"If any members of the public have this alcohol in their homes they should not drink it and should destroy it.

"If you have consumed this product, our advice is to contact your doctor immediately."

He told Heart things to look out for:

  • Spelling mistakes on the label


  • Bottles of the same product look different


  • Bottles not filled to the same level


  • Label not straight


  • Smell of nail varnish