CONSUMER ALERT: Corona bottles recalled for glass shreds in beer

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(August 20, 2014) – Select packages of 12-ounce Corona Extra are being recalled after glass shreds from the bottle were found in the beer.

According to Corona, the voluntary recall covers 12-ounce clear bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages containing bottles with the production codes listed below.

This recall comes after routine inspections in the company’s quality control laboratory detected defects in certain bottles that could cause small particles of glass to break off and fall into the bottle.

The affected bottles came from one of four glass plants run by a third party manufacturer that supplies bottles to the company.

While the company believes that less than 1 percent of the bottles produced from the plant may be affected, it is recalling select packages that may contain defective bottles to ensure the safety of consumers.

To date the company has received no reports of injuries resulting from the affected bottles.


Consumers who have bottles marked with the production codes above can visit or call 1-866-204-9407 for instructions on reimbursement.

The following products are not being recalled:

  • Corona Extra cans
  • Corona Extra 24-pack loose bottles
  • Corona Extra 24 oz. bottle
  • Corona Extra draft beer
  • Corona Light bottles
  • Corona Light cans
  • Corona Light draft beer
  • Corona Familiar
  • Coronitas