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Sweet Leaf Tea Company Announces Recall of 16-ounce Bottles that May Contain Glass Fragments

Dec 15, 2015

On December 10, Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced the recall of Sweet Leaf Tea in 16-ounce glass bottles because the bottles may contain glass fragments that could injure the consumer who drinks the tea.

The glass fragments may have gotten into the bottles because of glass breakage during the filling process, the company says. If a consumer ingests glass fragments, he or she could be cut or injured. Sweet Leaf says it has received four reports of glass in tea bottles, but, to date, no reports of injuries, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The recall involves specific production codes of Sweet Leaf Tea that were distributed between February 27, 2015 and December 6, 2015, and only 16-ounce glass bottles are affected. The tea flavors included in the recall are Sweet Leaf Tea Raspberry, Sweet Leaf Half and Half Lemonade Tea, Sweet Leaf Tea Original, Sweet Leaf Tea Peach, Sweet Leaf Tea Green Tea with Citrus, and Sweet Leaf Tea Mint & Honey. A list of manufacturing codes, production dates, and UPC numbers for the recalled teas can be found on the FDA web site, along with images of product labels. Consumers can find the manufacturing code on the shoulder of a bottle or on the shipping case.

The tea company said the recalled products are being removed from store shelves. Consumers who have any of the teas in glass bottles from the affected dates should not consume those products. Consumers can contact Sweet Leaf toll-free at 1-877-832-5323 Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm EST for replacement product. Consumers can also return recalled tea to the place of purchase for a refund.

Sweet Leaf says the recall is being conducted with the knowledge of and in cooperation with the FDA.

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