April 12, 2012

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Heineken Recalls Carta Blanca, Dos Equis Ambar Beers Over Glass Fragments

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.Heineken USA is voluntarily recalling certain lots of 12-ounce bottles of Carta Blanca and Dos Equis Ambar because of a defect that may cause small grains or particles of glass to separate from the inside lip of the bottle and fall into the beer.

The affected products include Carta Blanca 12-ounce brown bottles in 6-packs and 12-packs (sold  in 21 states); Dos Equis Ambar 12-ounce brown bottles in 6-packs and 12-packs (sold in 43 states); Best of Mexico" 12-pack variety package containing Dos Equis Ambar brown bottle and Indio 12-ounce bottles (sold in Texas); and Beers of Mexico" 12-pack and 24-pack variety packages containing Dos Equis Ambar brown bottle (sold in 16 states).

The affected bottles were produced by a third-party supplier, and the defect was detected through  routine quality inspections. Due to the 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.

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.

Consumers should check to see if they have affected product by comparing the first nine digits of the 13-digit production code on the neck of the bottle against the list of impacted product codes above. Please refer to the visuals for further assistance in locating the production code.

Click here to see a breakdown of affected product by state.

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