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I found a ball in my beer!

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This is no joke!
I bought a single can of beer, and while I was drinking it, I heard something rattling around inside. It sounded like an ice cube, which I assumed it was while I was drinking, as the beer was very cold. As I got to the bottom, I realized that it was not an ice cube at all. I pryed open the top of the can with a can opener, and found a large plastic ball inside! I imagine it was something at the bottling plant that the beer poured through before entering the bottle, and somehow it popped off.
I was not injured in any way that I can tell, but I was shocked by what I found, and a bit worried about what kinds of foreign substances I might have just been ingesting.
Is there any kind of legal action I can take?
 


I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

Senior Member
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:
This is no joke!
I bought a single can of beer, and while I was drinking it, I heard something rattling around inside. It sounded like an ice cube, which I assumed it was while I was drinking, as the beer was very cold. As I got to the bottom, I realized that it was not an ice cube at all. I pryed open the top of the can with a can opener, and found a large plastic ball inside! I imagine it was something at the bottling plant that the beer poured through before entering the bottle, and somehow it popped off.
I was not injured in any way that I can tell, but I was shocked by what I found, and a bit worried about what kinds of foreign substances I might have just been ingesting.
Is there any kind of legal action I can take?
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My response:

Only if you can demonstrate medical damages; e.g., spend money on testing the ball to see if is of a material that leeches, and is toxic. If not, you might take a picture of it with a 35mm camera, and send the picture and letter to the Bottler saying, "Missing something?" And then demand $500.00 for return of the Ball, for settlement of the "nuisance value" of your claim.

Good luck.

IAAL



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HomeGuru

Senior Member
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:
This is no joke!
I bought a single can of beer, and while I was drinking it, I heard something rattling around inside. It sounded like an ice cube, which I assumed it was while I was drinking, as the beer was very cold. As I got to the bottom, I realized that it was not an ice cube at all. I pryed open the top of the can with a can opener, and found a large plastic ball inside! I imagine it was something at the bottling plant that the beer poured through before entering the bottle, and somehow it popped off.
I was not injured in any way that I can tell, but I was shocked by what I found, and a bit worried about what kinds of foreign substances I might have just been ingesting.
Is there any kind of legal action I can take?
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Call the beer company up and ask them when can you collect your million dollars for finding the winning beer can with the ball inside.
 
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TIA

Guest
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:
This is no joke!
I bought a single can of beer, and while I was drinking it, I heard something rattling around inside. It sounded like an ice cube, which I assumed it was while I was drinking, as the beer was very cold. As I got to the bottom, I realized that it was not an ice cube at all. I pryed open the top of the can with a can opener, and found a large plastic ball inside! I imagine it was something at the bottling plant that the beer poured through before entering the bottle, and somehow it popped off.
I was not injured in any way that I can tell, but I was shocked by what I found, and a bit worried about what kinds of foreign substances I might have just been ingesting.
Is there any kind of legal action I can take?
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It all depends on what brand of beer. There are several brands that put a white ball or a plastic grid at the bottom of the can. I can't remember exactly why they do it but it does have a purpose behind it.
 
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peter

Guest
the VERY same thin happen to me i was looking in my underwear and gues whut I found...THATS write!! i found not one but 2 balls ther!! I rote a letter to Fruit of the Loom an they mail me a check for $500. but, i had to send them both balls for inpsection and now i dont have any ballls
 
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njc

Guest
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by peter:
the VERY same thin happen to me i was looking in my underwear and gues whut I found...THATS write!! i found not one but 2 balls ther!! I rote a letter to Fruit of the Loom an they mail me a check for $500. but, i had to send them both balls for inpsection and now i dont have any ballls<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Oh my gosh! Are you leaving yourself open! :D
 

HomeGuru

Senior Member
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by njc:
Originally posted by peter:
the VERY same thin happen to me i was looking in my underwear and gues whut I found...THATS write!! i found not one but 2 balls ther!! I rote a letter to Fruit of the Loom an they mail me a check for $500. but, i had to send them both balls for inpsection and now i dont have any ballls<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Oh my gosh! Are you leaving yourself open! :D
HomeGuru response: Peter, you got to do something to get that testicular fortitude back. Don't want to be no girlie man now.
 

I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

Senior Member
My response:

Sounds like Peter has finally gone over the deep end. I knew he was missing "something" but I never would have guessed . . . it was "those" lavaliered things!

IAAL

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LegalBeagle

Senior Member
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TIA:

It all depends on what brand of beer. There are several brands that put a white ball or a plastic grid at the bottom of the can. I can't remember exactly why they do it but it does have a purpose behind it.
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It is called a widget.. it's purpose is to spin round when you pour the beer and so create a nice 'head' of beer when in the glass. Gives the impression of a nicely pulled pint that one would get via draft.

Not that you Americans would know anything about a good pint of beer ... :)
 

I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

Senior Member
My response:

Ooooh, be real careful LegalBeagle. You're treading on thin ice with that one. Remember, you're on "our" soil.

And, besides, we "Americans" are always looking for a way to get rid of the "head" on a glass of beer; e.g., by tilting the glass and pouring against the glass. You see, we're looking for more beer - - not more foam. That way, we get our money's worth.

IAAL

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LegalBeagle

Senior Member
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face=" Arial, Verdana, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by I AM ALWAYS LIABLE:
Ooooh, be real careful LegalBeagle. You're treading on thin ice with that one. Remember, you're on "our" soil.

And, besides, we "Americans" are always looking for a way to get rid of the "head" on a glass of beer; e.g., by tilting the glass and pouring against the glass. You see, we're looking for more beer - - not more foam. That way, we get our money's worth.
IAAL
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Well, with the beer being so weak, I guess you have to get every last drop..

Just kidding guys.. :)
 

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