Recall: Corona Extra Beer May Contain Small Particles of Glass

March 10, 2016 Updated: March 13, 2016

Constellation Brands’s beer division has issued an immediate voluntary recall of certain beer products.

Corona Extra 12-ounce clear bottles with U.S. deposit labels may contain small particles of glass. Both 12-packs and 18-packs of the product are affected, said a March 9 statement

The company emphasizes that the recall is “limited in scope,” estimating only “1 in 5,000” bottles to be defective. Consumers can verify if the products in their possession have been affected by comparing the items’ production codes against this list. The 8-digit alphanumeric code is printed on the case packaging and on necks of bottles.

Case production codes and bottle production codes ending with four or eight may be included in the recall.
Production codes ending with four or eight may be included in the recall. (Constellation Brands)

The current recall is reminiscent of another issued by the company in 2014; both recalls indicate glass particles or shards to be present in certain Corona Extra bottles. Constellation Brands states, “this recent event is completely separate and distinct, and much more limited in scope” than the earlier recall.

While 1 percent of bottles in the marketplace were estimated to be defective in 2014, the company calculates that only one-tenth of 1 percent of Corona Extra in this recall are concerned. 

At the moment, the company has not received reports of consumers harmed by defective products.

If anyone has been injured by these recalled products, or any Constellation Brands product, they are urged to immediately contact their physicians. After which, they can reach out to Constellation Brands’s consumer call center at (866) 204-9407 for information and support. Retailers can find out further information here