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Constellation Brands Beer Division Voluntarily Recalls Select Packages Of 12 oz. Corona Extra

CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellation Brands Beer Division today announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass. The voluntary recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below.

Constellation Brands Beer Division

This recall comes after routine inspections in the company's quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into the bottle. The affected bottles came from one of four glass plants run by a third party manufacturer, which supplies the company the bottles. While the company believes that less than 1 percent of the bottles produced from the plant may be affected, it is recalling select packages that may contain defective bottles to ensure the safety of consumers.

To date the company has received no reports of injuries resulting from the affected bottles.

The following products are not being recalled:

Corona Extra cans
Corona Extra 24-pack loose bottles
Corona Extra 24 oz. bottle
Corona Extra draft beer
Corona Light bottles
Corona Light cans
Corona Light draft beer
Corona Familiar
Coronitas

"We are troubled by this development and are working proactively with our distributors, retailers and consumers to resolve this situation as quickly as possible," said Bill Hackett, President of Constellation Brands Beer Division. "Throughout its history, Corona Extra is a brand that has been synonymous with quality, consistency and refreshment. Our entire organization, including our brewers, our production team, and all our employees across our system, is absolutely committed to doing everything possible to complete this recall quickly, and ensure the safety of our consumers and integrity of our product."

Upon discovering the issue, Constellation took prompt action to identify and secure potentially affected product and will work closely with distributors and retailers to minimize the impact on consumers. The company is diligently working to recover potentially affected product that is in retail stores and may have reached consumers.

Consumers who have bottles marked with the production codes below can visit http://www.coronausa.com/recall or call 1-866-204-9407 for instructions on reimbursement.

About Constellation Brands Beer Division
Constellation Brands Beer Division is the #3 beer company in the U.S. and the exclusive brewer, marketer and supplier of a growing portfolio of high-end, iconic, imported beer brands for the U.S. market. The portfolio includes Corona Extra (the #1 imported beer in the U.S. and #5 beer overall), Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria beer brands. The Beer Division also imports the Tsingtao beer brand in the U.S. For more information, visit www.cbrands.com.

Affected Production Codes:

How to locate Production Codes on affected Corona Extra 12-ounce clear glass bottles and packaging. Cómo localizar códigos de producción en los paquetes y botellas de vidrio transparente de Corona Extra de 12 onzas.

 

Production Codes for Affected Packages

6-Packs

12-Packs

12-Packs

18-Packs

G014C059

G024B069

G214C069

F294A049

G024C059

G034C069

G244B069


G064A059

G044C069

G244C069


G064C059

G054B049

G254C069


G074B059

G054C069

G264C069


G104A049

G064C049

G274C069


G104C049

G074B049

G294B069


G114C049

G084B049

G304B069


G124C049

G084C069



G134C049

G094B049



G144C049

G094B069



G154C049

G104A069



G164C049

G104C069



G244C049

G114C069



G254A049

G124C069



G264A049

G164A069



G274A049

G174B069



G304C059

G184B069



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SOURCE Constellation Brands Beer Division

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