Wells And Young's Recalls Bottles Over Glass Concerns

Expert Welcomes Product Safety Move


A product liability specialist at Irwin Mitchell has welcomed Wells and Young’s Brewing Company’s decision to recall a large number of beer bottles over safety fears.

The firm has announced that bottles from 12 of its range of brands are subject to the announcement, with stock provided to pubs, supermarkets and off-licences thought to be affected.

Internal quality checks revealed that fragments of glass were present in a small number of products, but Wells and Young’s has confirmed it is yet to receive any customer complaints.

Anyone affected has been urged to get in touch with the company as soon as possible.

Gary Walker, an expert at Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office who specialises in helping people with defective product claims, said: “We welcome the decision of Wells and Young’s to launch this recall.

“While only a few instances of glass in products have been recorded, it is vital that every possible precaution is taken to ensure that the general public are not placed at risk of unnecessary harm.

“Consumers have a right to know that the products they buy meet specific safety and quality standards, so we hope that the firm involved here will be able to make adjustments to their processes which will prevent any further problems like this in the future.”