Smalltown Brewing Announces Recall Of Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea 12 oz. Bottles

05 February 2017

imageFrom Smalltown Brewing:

After completing extensive quality inspections, we have detected a manufacturing flaw in an isolated batch of Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea 12 oz. glass bottles. This bottle defect, caused by glass bottle manufacturer error, may result in a small piece of glass breaking off the bottle and possibly falling inside. To date, we have not received any consumer reports about this potential issue and we believe the affected glass impacts less than .004% of bottles. We have been able to retrieve almost all of the affected cases and believe that there are as few as 28 remaining bottles purchased or on the shelf that could pose a risk. Nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, we have issued a recall of all bottles from the affected production run.

At Small Town Brewery, we understand that we must earn your trust and respect every day. It is in this spirit that we take these precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all our consumers.

The voluntary recall applies to product purchased in the state of New Jersey and in the following cities only: Cedar Rapids, IA; Topeka, KS; New Orleans, LA; Springfield, MA; Baltimore, MD; St. Louis and Kansas City, MO; and Sussex, WI.

No other Small Town products, including Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea, 24 oz. Cans, Not Your Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb, and Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie, are affected by this recall.

We have stopped distributing all impacted product at this time, and are actively working with our partners to remove this product from retail shelves and to hold any further shipments.

Consumers who have purchased Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea 12 oz. glass bottles on or before February 3rd, 2017 will be eligible for full compensation of the purchase price and are advised not to drink it.

For more information, please contact: support@smalltownbrewery.com or fill out the form below.---

If you are a member of the media, please contact: Patti Costantino, PSC Communications, 347.528.5872 or write to media@smalltownbrewery.com.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    1. Why is Small Town Brewery doing this?

  • After completing extensive quality inspections, we have detected a manufacturing flaw in an isolated batch of Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea 12 oz. glass bottles. This bottle defect, caused by glass bottle manufacturer error, may result in a small piece of glass breaking off the bottle and possibly falling inside. To date, we have not received any consumer reports about this potential issue and we believe the affected glass impacts less than .004% of bottles. We have been able to retrieve almost all of the affected cases and believe that there are as few as 28 remaining bottles purchased or on the shelf that could pose a risk. Nonetheless, out of an abundance of caution, we have issued a recall of all bottles from the affected production run.

    2. What product(s) are affected?

  • This potential flaw can only be found in 12-ounce glass bottles of Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea. No other Small Town products are affected, including Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea in 22 oz. cans, Not Your Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb and Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie, which were crafted in an entirely different facility.

    3. What if I purchased the iced tea?

  • We advise consumers not to drink any glass bottles of Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea you may have purchased on or before February 3rd, 2017 and return them to the store.

    4. How can I be sure the affected iced tea is out of the market?

  • We will post a statement on our website after we have completely removed any affected product from all of our distribution channels. All bottles of Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea available for purchase in retail after February 15th will be from a new batch and are safe to drink.

    5. Am I entitled to compensation for the iced tea?

  • Consumers who purchased Not Your Mom’s Iced Tea within the scope of this recall are eligible for full compensation of the purchase price. Please contact support@smalltownbrewery.com or fill out the form below for more information.

    6. Where will updates be posted?

  • Any updated information will be posted on this website (www.smalltownbrewery.com/quality).

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