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Notice of Voluntary Recall of Certain Martinelli's 8.4 oz. Sparkling Beverages Due to Potential for Glass Fragments

For Immediate Release

October 15, 2015

Contact

Consumers

S. Martinelli & Company
1-800-662-1868

Announcement

S. Martinelli & Company of Watsonville, California, today announced a voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of Martinelli’s 8.4 oz. mini glass bottles of Gold Medal Sparkling Cider, Sparkling Cider Northwest Blend, Sparkling White Grape, and Sparkling Red Grape, due to the possibility of small glass chips at the top of the bottles occurring when opening the bottle, which could possibly enter the beverage. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if a chip occurs.

Only certain lots of the 8.4 oz. bottles, typically known in the trade as “mini-bottles,” of Martinelli’s Gold Medal Sparkling Cider, Sparkling Cider Northwest Blend, Sparkling White Grape and Sparkling Red Grape are affected by this recall. The recalled products have a “Best Before” date of after March 1, 2018, but before September 12, 2018, on the front label of the bottle. A complete list of the product names, item numbers, “Best Before” dates, UPC codes, and images for the products affected are included in Exhibit A attached.

The company announced this recall after internal testing identified the potential for some bottles to chip when being opened. This recall is being done out of an abundance of caution.

No other Martinelli’s beverage or size bottle is impacted. The 750 ml “champagne” and the 10 oz. bottles are not included in this recall.

All recalled products are being removed from store shelves.

Consumers who have purchased the product can return the product to its place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-662-1868 at any time, 24 hours a day.

S. Martinelli & Company is committed to ensuring the quality and safety of all of our products.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of and in cooperation with the Federal Food and Drug Administration.


EXHIBIT A

Product name/description:
12256 Martinelli's Gold Medal Sparkling Cider (12 pack)

Production Date "Best Before" Date SKU/UPC
3/05/15 05 Mar 2018 4124400256
3/06/15 06 Mar 2018 4124400256
3/07/15 07 Mar 2018 4124400256
3/25/15 25 Mar 2018 4124400256
3/26/15 26 Mar 2018 4124400256
3/27/15 27 Mar 2018 4124400256
4/02/15 02 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/03/15 03 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/04/15 04 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/06/15 06 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/07/15 07 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/08/15 08 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/09/15 09 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/10/15 10 Apr 2018 4124400256
4/11/15 11 Apr 2018 4124400256
 

Product name/description:
46256 Martinelli's Gold Medal Sparkling Cider (4-6 pack bundles)

Production Date "Best Before" Date SKU/UPC
3/02/15 02 Mar 2018 41244 46256
3/03/15 03 Mar 2018 41244 46256
3/04/15 04 Mar 2018 41244 46256
4/13/15 13 Apr 2018 41244 46256
4/14/15 14 Apr 2018 41244 46256
4/15/15 15 Apr 2018 41244 46256
 

Product name/description:
99957 Martinelli's Sparkling Cider Northwest Blend (12 pack)

Production Date "Best Before" Date SKU/UPC
3/20/15 03 Mar 2018 41244 99057
3/21/15 21 Mar 2018 41244 99057
3/23/15 23 Mar 2018 41244 99057
3/24/15 24 Mar 2018 41244 99057
3/25/15 25 Mar 2018 41244 99057
4/15/15 15 Apr 2018 41244 99057
4/16/15 16Apr 2018 41244 99057
5/05/15 05 May 2018 41244 99057
5/06/15 06 May 2018 41244 99057
5/07/15 07 May 2018 41244 99057
5/11/15 11 May 2018 41244 99057
5/12/15 12 May 2018 41244 99057
5/13/15 13 May 2018 41244 99057
5/14/15 14 May 2018 41244 99057
5/15/15 15 May 2018 41244 99057
 

Product name/description:
99925 Martinelli's Sparkling White Grape (12-pack)

Production Date "Best Before" Date SKU/UPC
5/07/15 07 May 2018 41244 99025
5/08/15 08 May 2018 41244 99025
5/09/15 09 May 2018 41244 99025
 

Product name/description:
99926 Martinelli's Sparkling Red Grape (12 pack) - (flint glass)

Production Date "Best Before" Date SKU/UPC
5/28/15 28 May 2018 41244 99026
5/29/15 29 May 2018 41244 99026
5/30/15 30 May 2018 41244 99026
9/02/15 02 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/03/15 03 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/04/15 04 Sep 2018 41244 99026
 

Product name/description:
64926 Martinelli's Sparkling Red Grape (4-6 pack) - (flint glass)

Production Date "Best Before" Date SKU/UPC
8/31/15 31 Aug 2018 41244 99026
9/01/15 01 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/02/15 02 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/04/15 04 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/05/15 05 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/08/15 08 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/09/15 09 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/10/15 10 Sep 2018 41244 99026
9/11/15 11 Sep 2018 41244 99026

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Product Photos

  • case pack image of #46256 Sparkling Cider, 4 6pk x 8.4 oz. - Tray UPC: 0 41244-99932 3
    case pack image of #64926 Sparkling Red Grape, 4 6pk x 8.4 oz. - Tray UPC: 0 41244-64926 6
  • case pack image of #12256 Sparkling Cider, 12 x 8.4 oz. Tray UPC: 0 41244-12256 1
    case pack image of #99925 Sparkling White Grape, 12 x 8.4 oz. Tray UPC: 0 41244-99925 5
  • case pack image of #99926 Sparkling Red Grape, 12 x 8.4 oz. Tray UPC: 0 41244-99926 2
    case pack image of #99957 Sparkling Northwest Blend, 12 x 8.4 oz. Tray UPC: 0 41244-99957 6
  • Best Before Code Information Located on Short End Panel of Tray
  • Location of Best Before Code Date
  • Sparkling Cider 6pk x 8.4 oz. Retail UPC 0 41244-46256 8
    Sparkling Cider 12pk x 8.4 oz. Retail UPC 0 41244-12256 1
    Sparkling Red Grape 6pk x 8.4 oz. Retail UPC 0 41244-64026 3
  • Photo showing size of recalled bottles
  • Sparkling Red Grape 8.4 oz. Retail UPC 0 41244-99026 9
    Sparkling Cider 8.4 oz. Retail UPC 0 41244-00256 6
    Sparkling White Grape 8.4 oz. Retail UPC 0 41244-99025 2
    Sparkling Northwest Blend Cider 8.4 oz. Retail UPC 0 41244-99057 3

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