Voluntary Recall of Chimay Grande Réserve Trappist Ale, 750ml Due to the Possibility that Bottles May Spontaneously Break

July 31, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Belgian brewer Bières de Chimay, S.A. and its U.S. importer, Manneken Brussel Imports of Austin, Texas, are issuing a voluntary recall of approximately 415 cases of Chimay Grande Réserve Trappist Ale in 750ml bottles due to the possibility that bottles may spontaneously break, causing a risk of injury from broken glass.

The recall is limited to Chimay Grande Réserve Trappist Ale, identified by its blue label, and is limited to the 750ml bottles in the following lots:

L17-813    L17-814

The recalled products were shipped to US distributors and retailers in the states of LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, NH, NJ, OH, PA, TN, VA, and WI between the dates of February 1, 2018 and July 25, 2018. None of the products were shipped to Canada or to other countries, to the company's knowledge.

We initiated the recall after hearing reports of three bottles spontaneously breaking while stored on shelves and we were later informed that some bottles were found already broken when cases were opened. All the bottles affected were from Lots L17-813 and L17-814. No injuries have been reported. No other Chimay products are affected by this recall.

Lot numbers are printed on the neck of each bottle in small yellow print. To see a photograph illustrating the location of the lot number, go to www.alerecall.com.

Consumers should not try to open recalled bottles. Rather, wearing protective goggles and heavy work gloves, carefully place recalled bottles into a cardboard box, seal the box and place the box immediately in a trash container to be collected. Do not try to transport the product back to the store where it was purchased. Customers who wish to request a refund will be asked to provide a photograph of the recalled bottle showing the lot number.

Consumers can contact our recall hotline at 800-416-1355 Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time, or visit our website at www.alerecall.com for more information or to request a refund.