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Dept. of Consumer Protection Issues Recall of “1800 Tequila”

By August 10, 2012Connecticut, Rhode Island

HARTFORD, August 10 – The potential for glass particles in certain bottles of “1800” brand tequila has led to a national recall of three products, the Department of Consumer Protection announced today. Consumers who have purchased the following items are encouraged to heed the voluntary national recall announced by Agavera Camiches, S.A. de C.V, the brand owner of 1800 Tequila, and by Proximo Spirits, the importer of the product.

  • 1800 Tequila Coconut 1.75 liter
  • 1800 Tequila Silver 1.75 liter 
  • 1800 Tequila Reposado 1.75 liter

The companies announced the voluntary recall after learning of potential damage to the bottles’ glass stoppers during transportation and handling.  While there have been no reports of consumer injuries, the potential of small particles of glass in the bottle could pose a health and safety risk.

“The Department of Consumer Protection is communicating with Connecticut wholesalers who distribute the products to our liquor retailers, and we support the companies’ decision to voluntarily recall the items to safeguard consumers,” Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said today. “While wholesalers and retailers are removing the recalled items from sale, consumers who already have these products at home can seek and receive a refund from the brand owner,” he said.

 

This recall is limited to the 1.75 liter sizes of 1800 Tequila Coconut,  1800 Tequila Silver and 1800 Tequila Reposado All other sizes (50ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml and 1 liter) are not affected and not subject to recall.

Consumers should check to see if they have affected product by comparing the first 9 digits of the 13-digit Lot Code, which can be found on the side of the bottle against the list of impacted product codes:

 

001  07  E046 004  08  E046 007  08  E046
001  08  E046 004  12  E046 007  11  E046
001  11 E046 005  07  E046 007  12  E046
002  07  E046 005  09  E046 008  05  E046
002  10  E046 005  10  E046 008  07  E046
002  11  E046 005  11  E046 008  08  E046
002  12  E046 005  12  E046 008  10  E046
003  05  E046 006  05  E046 008  11  E046
003  06  E046 006  08  E046 008  12  E046
003  07  E046 006  09  E046 009  05  E046
003  09  E046 006  10  E046 009  07  E046
003  10  E046 006  11  E046 009  08  E046
003  11  E046 006  12  E046 009  09  E046
003  012  E046 007  05  E046 009  10  E046
004  05  E046 007  06  E046 009  11  E046

 

 

009  12  E046 013  06  E046 017  10  E046 022  10  E046
010  05  E046 013  07  E046 018  06  E046 022  11  E046
010  07  E046 014  05  E046 018  09  E046 023  08  E046
010  09  E046 014  07  E046 018  10  E046 023  09  E046
010 10  E046 014  09  E046 018  12  E046 023  10  E046
010 11  E046 014  10  E046 019  05  E046 023  11  E046
010  12  E046 015  06  E046 019  06  E046 024  06  E046
011  07  E046 015  09  E046 019  07  E046 024  08  E046
011  10  E046 015  10  E046 019  08  E046 025  08  E046
011 11  E046 015  11  E046 019  11  E046 025  10  E046
011  12  E046 016  07  E046 020  10  E046 026  06  E046
012  06  E046 016  08  E046 021  06  E046 026  10  E046
012  09  E046 016  10  E046 021  09  E046 027  10  E046
012  10  E046 016  11  E046 021  10  E046 028  11  E046
012  11  E046 017  08  E046 021  11  E046 029 07  E046
012  12  E046 017 09  E046 022  07  E046 029 11  E046

 

Consumers who have affected product should NOT consume it nor allow others to consume it.

Consumers with bottles subject to the recall may call the company at 866-795-8805 or email info@1800tequila.com for more information or to seek a refund. Consumers calling for a refund must be 21 years of age or older and will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, address, phone number and email address, 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 paid for the item. The company states that refunds will be issued in approximately 2 to 4 weeks.

 

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