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Bottle Maker Investigates After Samuel Adams Recall

Owens-Illinois investigating glass bottles it made for Boston Beer, maker of the Samuel Adams brand, after the brewery's voluntary recall of those bottles.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) -- Owens-Illinois Inc. said Tuesday it is investigating glass bottles it made for a brewery after the brewery's voluntary recall of those bottles.
 
Owens-Illinois confirmed it made the bottles in The Boston Beer Co.'s recall of select 12-ounce bottles of Samuel Adams beer.
 
''Notwithstanding references in The Boston Beer Co. recall notice to the bottles being defective, O-I's investigation to date has indicated that the glass containers supplied to The Boston Beer Co. were manufactured to O-I's normal manufacturing specifications and tolerances,'' the company said in a statement. ''O-I will continue to investigate the root cause of the issue, which is currently unknown.''
 
On Monday, Boston Beer said in a news release that its ''precautionary recall comes after routine quality control inspections at the company's Cincinnati brewery detected defects in certain beer bottles, manufactured by a third-party glass bottle supplier that might cause small bits of glass to break off and possibly fall into the bottle.''
 
Boston Beer said the suspect bottles come from a plant that supplies about 25 percent of its bottles.
 
Owens-Illinois shares fell 88 cents to $55.58 in morning trading.
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