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Manufacturing defect in glass jug brews up recall for Calgary business


March 31, 2014
By The Canadian Press

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Concerns about a potential explosion due to a manufacturing defect have prompted a Calgary brewery to recall some of its large-size glass beer containers.

Village Brewery is asking stores to stop selling its 1.89-litre jug-style bottles and is urging customers who have purchased the containers to return them.

The brewery said in a release that it knows of one case in which a bottle exploded, but there is no report of injuries.

It said any agitation or rise in temperature would increase pressure and could result in a defective bottle leaking or exploding.

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The company said quality assurance technicians will be visiting the brewery to inspect their existing stock, while further jug production will be halted until they’re sure quality standards are met.

Village Brewery also said it will cover all costs associated with removing the product from retail outlets, and customers who return their jugs will be reimbursed and given a 12-pack for their trouble.