Quebec's Couche-Tard stores pull alcoholic drink 'FCKD UP' from shelves after teen's death

MONTREAL – Quebec-based convenience store chain Couche-Tard has decided to voluntarily pull an alcoholic beverage from its shelves.

The company announced in a statement on Friday that it has asked its retailers to stop selling “FCKD UP” due to what it called “recent events.”

The announcement came hours after the body of a 14-year-old girl was pulled from a stream near her high school in Laval, Que., earlier this week.

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While police say she died accidentally, Montreal’s La Presse reported that the teen had been drinking stolen cans of the sweetened alcoholic beverage prior to her death.

Couche-Tard said in the statement that selling the beverage is legal and the chain pulled it from the shelves out of a desire to act responsibly.

Laval police are still awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the girl’s exact cause of death.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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