Photo: New Bottles for Dos Equis Ambar Recalled For Fear of Breaking Glass
Last week, Heineken USA announced a voluntary recall of several products and packages in specific states due to a defect in the 12-ounce brown bottles used for certain batches of Carta Blanca and Dos Equis Ambar. As a result of the recall, the ads for Dos Equis Ambar have been pulled, though the “Most Interesting Man in the World” TV spots for the regular Dos Equis brand will remain, as the defect is not present with the original.
The affected bottles were produced by a third party supplier and the defect was detected through routine quality inspections. Due to this defect, there is the potential for small grains or particles of glass to separate from the inside lip of the bottle and fall into the liquid. The pieces may vary in size and some may not be easily visible.
In a statement, Heineken USA wrote:
Although it is believed that the number of affected bottles is significantly less than 1%, to protect the safety of our consumers, the company has made the decision to voluntarily recall certain batches of products as a precautionary measure. There have not been any reports of consumer injuries, and while the likelihood of a possible injury to a consumer is very low, the presence of small particles of glass in the bottle could pose a health risk.
The affected products include:
-Carta Blanca 12-ounce brown bottles in 6-packs and 12-packs
-Dos Equis Ambar 12-ounce brown bottles in 6-packs and 12-packs
-“Best of Mexico” 12-pack variety package (which contains the impacted Dos Equis Ambar brown bottle and Indio 12-ounce bottles; this pack is sold only in Texas)
“-Beers of Mexico” 12-pack and 24-pack variety packages (which contains the impacted Dos Equis Ambar brown bottle)
“Our passion is to consistently deliver high-quality beer to our consumers, whose health and safety is our first priority,” said Dolf van den Brink, President and CEO of HEINEKEN USA. “We deeply regret this incident and are doing everything possible to resolve it quickly so that our consumers can continue to enjoy these products. We want every experience with one of our products to be flawless.”