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Select bottles of Corona Extra, the best-selling imported beer in the United States, have just been recalled.

Constellation Brands, the company that owns Corona Extra, issued a voluntary recall of select 12-packs and 18-packs of the beer after discovering some of the bottles may contain small particles of glass, Constellation Brands Beer Division said in a statement Thursday. 

The recall affects about 1 in every 5,000 bottles of beer. 

"This recall is very limited in scope, as potentially affected bottles represent less than one-tenth of 1% of Corona Extra 12-ounce clear bottles in the marketplace," the statement says.

"While the number of potentially impacted bottles is relatively small, we’re initiating this recall as a precaution to ensure the safety of consumers."

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Constellation Brands has not released information on what could have caused the particles of glass in the beer. 

To find out whether a bottle has been recalled, check the eight-digit alphanumeric code on the side panel of the cardboard carton that holds the 12-pack or 18-pack of beer. The code is also printed on the necks of the Corona Extra 12-ounce bottles.  

A full list of the recalled codes can be found on the Corona website. For a refund or questions, call the consumer call center at (866) 204-9407.

Corona Extra has been brewed and bottled in Mexico since 1925. It was introduced to the United States in 1981. 

Some of Constellation Brands' other beers include Corona Light, Pacifico, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo and Victoria. 

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