Bell's Brewery has announced a voluntary recall on specific bottles of Mercury: The Winged Messenger which may contain a glass defect on the outside lip that could result in small pieces becoming dislodged from the bottle.

This recall only applies to bottles purchased in specific counties in Michigan (listed below), not the entire packaging run. It does not affect purchases made in any other state or those purchased at the Bell’s General Store in downtown Kalamazoo.

This recall was initiated after a customer contacted Bell’s directly about an issue when removing the crown. No one was injured. An internal investigative process was immediately initiated which traced this potential defect to a single pallet of glass bottles received by Bell’s.

Bell’s does not manufacture its bottles and has been working with its supplier to further protect the safety of its customers.

“We have zero tolerance for any glass defects and while the chances are small that this could come up again, we are doing everything we can to address this situation and making sure all bottles are immediately pulled from store shelves and distributor warehouses,” said Laura Bell, Bell’s Vice President.

If you have bottles to return, contact Bell's here.

In Kalamazoo, you may also return the beer to the Bell’s General Store for an exchange, based on availability. Other stores will not accept exchanges or returns.

Michigan counties affected by Mercury recall:

Allegan

Antrim

Barry

Benzie

Berrien

Branch

Calhoun

Cass

Clare

Clinton

Eaton

Grand Traverse

Gratiot

Ingham

Ionia

Isabella

Jackson

Kalamazoo

Kalkaska

Kent

Lake

Leelanau

Lenawee

Livingston

Macomb

Manistee

Mason

Mecosta

Missaukee

Monroe

Montcalm

Muskegon

Newaygo

Oakland

Oceana

Osceola

Ottawa

Shiawassee

St. Joseph

Van Buren

Washtenaw

Wayne

Wexford