Consumer Recall Safety - Martinellis Date CodeS. Martinelli & Company is recalling several lots of its 6-pack sparkling cider products; the 250mL glass bottles can break upon opening due to a faulty seal.

The recall affects the 6-packs with “Best By” dates of 11, 12, 13 and 14 APR 2014. The larger 750mL bottles are not affected by this recall.

Mr. Martinelli did not return phone calls or emails by deadline to answer questions.

It is unclear if any injuries have been reported or whether or not the bottles were sold over the New Year’s holiday when sales of “bubbly” are high. Martinelli’s press release is dated Dec. 30, 2011; the number of products that made it into consumer hands before or on that date is unclear as well.

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