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08/10/2012

Department of Consumer Protection Advises Consumers to Heed Voluntary Recall of Some Proximo Spirits "1800 Tequila" Products in 1.75 Liter Bottles

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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