Thursday, September 23, 2010
Abbott Laboratories has announced the voluntary recall of certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas, because inspections have detected the presence of a small common beetles in the product produced at a facility/plant located Sturgis, Michigan. Consumption of the contaminated product could result in symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted. The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:
-- Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers; and
-- Certain Similac powder product lines offered in sizes such as 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
To immediately find out if the product in your possession is included in this recall, parents and caregivers should visit www.similac.com/recall, and type in the lot number found on the container to determine if the product is affected, or call 800.986.8850.
No liquid infant formulas are impacted by this recall, and products not involved in the recall include all Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formulas and all powder and liquid specialty formulas, such as Similac Expert Care™ Alimentum®, Elecare®, Similac Expert Care™ Neosure®, Similac® Human Milk Fortifier, and metabolic formulas for inherited disorders.
Products with affected lot numbers should be returned to Abbott at no cost to the consumer. Parents and caregivers can go to www.similac.com/recall or call Abbott's consumer hotline, 800.986.8850, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Both the website and the consumer hotline have specific details on how to complete the return process.
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