Flaw in glass bottles prompts Sierra Nevada beer recall

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced Monday a voluntary recall of some of their beer packaged in 12 ounce glass bottles due to a potential flaw in some of the packaging.

According to Sierra Nevada, a small number of bottles from the company's Mills River, N.C. brewery have a flaw where a small piece of glass could break off and fall into the beverage. This could cause an injury if the piece of glass is mistakenly ingested.

Sierra Nevada Chief Supply Chain Officer Mike Bennett says 1 in every 10,000 bottles is likely affected.

"To date, we have not received any consumer reports of injuries resulting from the potentially affected bottles," Bennett said. "We are working with our supplier to determine the root cause of the issue."

Sierra Nevada beers packaged at the North Carolina brewery are distributed throughout the East Coast, South and Midwest. Maryland, Delaware and Virginia are all included in the range of the recall.

The company says beer affected by the recall will have all have a code of "M" for the Mills River facility rather than the "C," which is for Sierra Nevada products bottled at the original Chico, Calif. brewery.

Sierra Nevada says they halted distribution of all affected bottles and are working to remove the following beers from retail shelves:

Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6-, 12- and 24-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/8/17

Beer Camp Golden IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

Torpedo Extra IPA 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

Tropical Torpedo 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

Nooner 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

Hop Hunter 12-ounce bottles in 6- and 12-pack (cases) packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

Otra Vez 12-ounce bottles in 6-packs packaged 12/5/16-1/13/17

A full compensation of the purchase price will be offered to consumers who bought these beers, company officials said.

Consumers can report their purchases and see updated recall information at Sierra Nevada's website.
 

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