Beer drinkers might like to put their beer into a glass, but would surely not be happy to find glass in their beer. Unfortunately, this is a possibility if a beer drinker purchased 12-ounce bottles of beer made by the Sierra Nevada Brewing company. The company recently issued a voluntary recall of defective products sold in several states, including New Jersey.
A flaw in the bottles could cause the glass to break and end up in the beer. Obviously, if a New Jersey consumer drank the beer with glass in it, injuries could result. Therefore, the company decided to recall its Pale Ale bottled between Dec. 5, 2016 and Jan. 8. The other varieties affected by the recall were bottled between Dec. 5, 2016 and Jan. 13.
The problem was discovered at Sierra Nevada Brewing's facility located in North Carolina. According to the company, approximately one out of every 10,000 bottles could have the defect, but felt those odds were enough to issue the recall in favor of consumer safety. So far, the company is not aware of any injuries suffered due to this issue, but that could change.
Anyone here in New Jersey who recently purchased a Sierra Nevada Brewing company beer could be the unlucky consumer of one of these defective products. A shard of glass can do significant damage as it passes through the digestive system, so anyone experiencing odd symptoms might benefit from seeing a doctor. If it turns out that an individual suffered a serious injury from a product associated with this recall, a products liability claim might be in order.
Source: CNBC, "Sierra Nevada Brewing recalls bottled beer due to hazard", Chris Woodyard, Jan. 23, 2017