Canadian Manufacturing

Manufacturing defect forces Calgary brewery to recall beer jugs

Village Brewery recalling 1.89-litre jug-style bottles over potential explosion concerns



CALGARY—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 the them.

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

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

The company says 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 says 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.

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