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.