The problem was traced back to a potentially faulty valve in one of the high-speed filling lines in the firm's Oakland plant, and the company says it has taken steps to prevent a recurrence. The recall affects product shipped predominantly to California retailers, plus a few other Western states, and covers seven flavors filled April 19 to 21 and May 4 and 5. Product filled in plastic wasn't affected. No serious injuries were reported, according to a California state health official, and Gatorade estimates that over 90% of the product involved has already been purchased and consumed.
Gatorade recalls containers with glass fragments
Coming on the heels of consumer complaints that some bottles of Gatorade contained glass fragments, Chicago-based Gatorade Co.-a division of Quaker Oats-on August 29 voluntarily recalled 104ꯠ cases of its Thirst Quencher in 16-oz glass bottles.
Sep 30, 1995
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