Sweet Leaf Tea Recalls 1.5 Million Bottles

PHOTO: The Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf® Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments. PlaySweet Leaf Tea/FDA
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The Sweet Leaf Tea Co. is voluntarily pulling 1.5 million bottles of its flavored iced tea from store shelves around the country, after the company received four complaints of glass fragments in the bottles.

The company, owned by Nestlé Waters North America, announced the recall Thursday and said it was acting out of an "abundance of caution." The recall affects 16-ounce glass bottles distributed nationally between Feb. 27 and Dec. 6.

No injuries have been reported, company spokeswoman, Jane Lazgin, told ABC News. Most of the complaints were "fairly recent," she said, explaining that two came from consumers and two from distributors.

"We felt that four complaints were enough because it was glass," Lazgin told ABC News, adding that people could suffer injuries from the fragments.

The company said the glass fragments in the recalled teas were the result of glass breakage during the filling process at a Pennsylvania plant. Sweet Leaf Tea informed the Food and Drug Administration about the problem and issued the recall.

Lazgin said the company has rolled out a "more intense observation of the bottling line."

Affected tea flavors include raspberry, peach, mint and honey, half-and-half lemonade tea, green tea with citrus and the Sweet Leaf Tea original.

The Food and Drug Administration had no comment on the recall.