Similac powder infant formula recall

Sep 22, 2010 at 5:05 p.m. ET

Abbott Labs is voluntarily recalling certain infant powdered formulas that didn't meet quality standards. The proactive recall is voluntary and only impacts certain brands of powdered infant formula in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.

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similac infant powdered formula recall

The Abbott Labs press release related to the recall said, "After an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility."

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that while there is no immediate health risk, there is a possibility that infants who consume the formula containing the beetles or their larvae, could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and irritation to the GI tract. The FDA has also indicated that these symptoms could result in refusal to eat and urges parents to contact their child's pediatrician if the symptoms persist for longer than a few days.

To determine if your product is part of this voluntary recall, Abbott Labs invites parents and caregivers to visit their website and type in the lot number from their product. They're also accepting phone calls at 1-800-986-8850.

This recall only applies to powdered infant formulas.

To read more about the voluntary recall, you can visit the Similac Website. ?

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