Dangerous and defective products hurt people across the country every year, and often times the defect isn’t found in time to save those affected. Sometimes, companies catch mistakes before they affect their customers. Of those companies that do, the most ethical will make the danger known and issue a preemptive recall. This situation recently unfolded with one of our country’s most beloved breweries, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
On January 22, 2017, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. issued a voluntary recall of certain 12-ounce bottles of beer that were produced and sold during December 2016 and January 2017. The recall is only affecting beer produced at their Mills River, North Carolina brewery, and was issued following a quality control inspection at the location. The inspection determined that a limited number of bottles – approximately 1 in 10,000 – were produced with a flaw that puts the bottle at risk for a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beverage.
For those of our fellow Californians who like to enjoy a Sierra Nevada from time to time, worry not – the beer sold in California is produced at the company’s Chico, CA brewery and is unaffected by the recall. For the rest of you, here is some quick information on the recall:
States Affected: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
According to Sierra Nevada, they will provide a refund to anyone who has purchased a recalled product.
This is a great example of a responsible American company doing the right thing and trying to keep their customers safe. It’s unfortunate that the mistake was made, and we hope that no one is hurt as a result, but are glad that it was brought to the public’s attention.
Not all companies act so responsibly. Some do not have adequate quality control systems to catch mistakes, and others will purposefully hide safety and design issues and even product defects at the detriment of consumers and for their own benefit. The injury lawyer in Sacramento at the Weinberger Law Firm has encountered a plethora of different product liability situations and know how to properly build a case to help get injury victims the compensation they deserve. When a manufacturer knowingly, or unknowingly, causes injury, they should be held accountable. The injury lawyer in Sacramento will fight for victims of defective products. If you have been injured by a defective product, call for a free consultation with an injury lawyer in Sacramento today.