In a letter dated March 5, 2010 Coca-Cola North America issued a Voluntary Product Recall for SmartWater, PET Bottles with codes “BEST BY 091411” through “BEST BY 110311” and case codes starting with “SS”. The letter states:
“While conducting regular smartwater product quality testing, we have found that these beverages with the date codes listed above do not meet FDA’s quality standard for bottled water, nor do they meet our own quality standards. We have enhanced our regular testing protocols for every lot of smartwater to ensure that the product meets our high quality standards before it is allowed to leave the bottling plant for shipping to retailers. Any lot which does not measure up is destroyed. Only the bottle and case codes described above with plant code of SS are affected. No other lots of smartwater are affected. We regret the inconvenience this issue has caused and thank you for your cooperation.”
We have pulled the affected product from our shelves for your safety. Please see Customer Service with any questions.