A defect detected in 12-ounce brown bottles for six packs and 12 Packs of Carta Blanca and Dos Equis Ambar as well as “Beers of Mexico” and “Best of Mexico” pack types leads to voluntary recall.
HEINEKEN USA has announced a voluntary recall of several products and packages in specific states due to a defect in the 12-ounce brown bottles used for certain batches of Carta Blanca and Dos Equis Ambar, which are available in six-packs and 12-packs as well as “Beers of Mexico” and “Best of Mexico” pack varieties.
Indio 12-ounce bottles, which are only featured in the “Best of Mexico” pack (available only in Texas), are also affected.
Dos Equis Lager green bottles and draught; Dos Equis Ambar draught; Tecate; and Carta Blanca 32-ounce bottles are not impacted nor are any other HEINEKEN USA brands.
“We deeply regret this incident and are doing everything possible to resolve it quickly so that our consumers can continue to enjoy these products. We want every experience with one of our products to be flawless,” the company said in a statement.
The affected bottles were produced by a third party supplier and the defect was detected through the company’s routine quality inspections. Due to this defect, there is the potential for small grains or particles of glass to separate from the inside lip of the bottle and fall into the liquid. The pieces may vary in size and some may not be easily visible.
Although it is believed that the number of affected bottles is significantly less than 1%, to protect the safety of our consumers, the company has made the decision to voluntarily recall certain batches of products as a precautionary measure. There have not been any reports of consumer injuries, and while the likelihood of a possible injury to a consumer is very low, the presence of small particles of glass in the bottle could pose a health risk, the company noted.
The affected products include:
• Carta Blanca 12-ounce brown bottles in six-packs and 12-packs
• Dos Equis Ambar 12-ounce brown bottles in six-packs and 12-packs
• “Best of Mexico” 12-pack variety package (which contains the impacted Dos Equis Ambar brown bottle and Indio 12-ounce bottles; this pack is sold only in Texas)
• “Beers of Mexico” 12-pack and 24-pack variety packages (which contains the impacted Dos Equis Ambar brown bottle)