Thursday, September 23, 2010

Similac Formula Recall

For those who haven't already heard, Similac is recalling about 5 million cans of powdered infant formula, due to contamination by beetles and beetle larvae.

They are saying there is no health risk, but also that babies drinking this formula may experience gastrointestinal upset and/or refusal to eat due to irritation from small insect parts in their digestive system, and that parents should call their pediatrician if these symptoms persist for more than a few days.

For now, the recall is confined to powdered formula only, and does not effect the liquid concentrates or liquid ready to drink formulas. (Odd how you have to shift to the more expensive products for a replacement, isn't it?). If you have Similac powder, you can go to http://similac.com/recall/lookup.aspx to see if it is included in the recall.


More information on specific details and return or reimbursement procedures is available from Abbott Labs (the manufacturer of Similac) at http://similac.com/recall/Default.aspx

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