MORE than seven thousand bottles of Lucozade Light are being recalled from Hong Kong stores in the latest controversy to hit health care giant SmithKline Beecham. The stock involved was sold in green bottles with green caps and has the expiry date 'December 22, 1995' printed on the side of the bottle caps. The company fear the caps could 'blow off' due to increased pressure in the bottle and advise customers against shaking the bottles. By last night, the company had recovered nearly 5,600 of the bottles with the remainder expected to be collected today. Last year, a 15-year-old boy and two women were injured when bottles of the glucose-based energy tonic exploded in their hands. Smithkline Beecham sent a team of its own employees into the territory's stores on Friday to collect the affected bottles. Head of marketing at Smithkline Beecham, Paul Tsang, said: 'We have had confirmation from our Singapore factory to say one batch had a problem. 'There is a problem with the production process itself. A small percentage of the product continued fermenting.' A Hong Kong Health Department spokesman urged retailers to co-operate in the recall exercise and follow the steps advised by the company. He also urged the public not to drink the products under the recall order. Anyone feeling unwell after drinking Lucozade should consult a doctor immediately. The department's food inspectors had already visited some retail outlets and collected samples of the product for testing. The company has set up a hotline for anyone concerned about the drink. Phone 2686-2151.