Bell’s Issues Voluntary Recall in 43 Michigan Counties

bells-logo-smallBell’s Brewery has issued a voluntary recall of its beer, Mercury: The Winged Messenger, in 43 Michigan counties, citing a glass defect on the lip of certain bottles, which could cause small pieces to become dislodged.

The recall, according to a statement from the company, applies only to bottles purchased in specific counties in its home state of Michigan, “not the entire packaging run.”

The affected counties are as follows:

Allegan, Antrim, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne, and Wexford.

An internal investigation was able to trace the defect to a single pallet of glass bottles, according to the company.

“We have zero tolerance for any glass defects and while the chances are small that this could come up again, we are doing everything we can to address this situation and making sure all bottles are immediately pulled from store shelves and distributor warehouses,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President, in a statement. “We will do everything in our power to try and make this right. Quality is first and foremost in all areas. We will work to ensure this does not happen again.”

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