The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued the following news release:
Agavera Camichines, S.A. de C.V. , the brand owner of 1800 Tequila—along with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC)—has announced a voluntary U.S. nationwide recall of 1800 Tequila 1.75L Silver, Reposado and Coconut packaging due to potential damage during transportation and handling in some cases to the glass stopper.
Please be aware that 1800 Tequila in all other sizes (50 ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750 ml and 1L) are not impacted. In addition, 1800 Tequila Anejo, Select Silver (100 Proof) and 1800 Ultimate Margarita products are not impacted.
Although it is believed that the percentage of affected bottles is low, to protect the safety of consumers, the brand owner, Agavera Camichines, S.A. de C.V., has made the decision to voluntarily recall the 1800 Tequila 1.75L packaging as a precautionary measure. There have been no reports of consumer injuries, but the presence of small particles of glass in the bottle could pose a health risk.
"We have become aware of this recall and are doing everything we can to make sure these bottles have been taken off the market," says Andy Deloney, chairman of the MLCC. "We are asking that all licensees stop selling this item until a replacement is delivered to you by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits."
Consumers should check to see if they have affected product by comparing the first nine digits of the 13-digit Lot Code on the side of the bottle against the list of impacted product codes.
Consumers who have affected product should not consume it nor should they allow others to consume it. Anyone who has consumed tequila from an affected bottle and becomes ill or shows signs of complications should see a physician immediately.
Consumers with affected product can obtain a refund and more information by calling 866-795-8805 or emailing [email protected]. Refunds for affected bottles will be offered to consumers 21 years of age or older. To receive a refund, consumers will be asked to provide their date of birth, name, address, phone number and email, as well as the Lot Code which is printed on the bottle. In addition, consumers will be asked where and when they purchased the product as well as how much they purchased it for. Refunds will be issued in approximately two to four weeks.
1800 Tequila, 1.75L size only. The affected bottles include:
• 1800 Tequila Silver 1.75L
• 1800 Tequila Coconut 1.75L
• 1800 Tequila Reposado 1.75L
Read 9 digits on top line to identify product.
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