Check to see if your formula has been recalled here: http://similac.com/recall/ (dont know how to link..sorry)
*** side note.. soo glad I breastfeed.. I had a sample can from March when I gave birth.. I was hanging on to it 'just in case'.. yeah it was on the list.. FROM MARCH... crazy how long this could have been going on.
Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas That Did Not Meet Its Quality Standards.
Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.
Abbott is recalling these products following 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 Adminstration (FDA) has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles or their larvae, could experience 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.
* Certain Similac powder product lines offered in 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/lookup, and type in their lot number to determine if their product is affected, or call (800) 986-8850.
No Abbott liquid infant formulas are impacted. 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.
About the Recall
* The company is implementing a plan to address this matter in the affected manufacturing facility, which is expected to be completed shortly. No other facilities or products are involved in this recall.
* Abbott has consulted with the U.S. FDA regarding this recall.
Information for Parents and Caregivers
* 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/lookup 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.
Holger Liepmann, executive vice president, Abbott Nutrition said:
"Abbott understands that parents expect to feed their children only the highest quality product. We are taking this action so that parents know that the infant formula products they provide unquestionably meet the highest quality standards for which they are known. We regret any inconvenience this situation poses to parents and consumers."
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I posted this on FB just to get some more awareness out about it -- turns out one of my old co-workers had a niece who was being given this stuff, the little girl is only 2 weeks old and has been having all kinds of tummy related issues. Poor baby. =(
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I got a bunch of free samples from them, I should check. I don't use them though because my son gets fussy and gassy. Enfamil is so much better.
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So i read this right..No liquid..just powder?
from what I understand its just the powder.. not the ready to eat stuff
Opie's Old Lady
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I'm glad to see the company voluntarily recalling it. Because it seems like most companies now a days would just listen to the part where the FDA said that it "has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk" and choose to ignore the rest and leave it on the shelf.
Kinda like the whole pampers dry max thing.. my daughter was one of the babies that had the reaction to the diaper... Pamper starting blaming the parents saying it was a simple diaper rash and we werent taking care of our children.. I'm sorry but 20 mins into wearing that diaper with her only peeing in it once and her whole butt went red..and not your normal just a bit red...like nearly blood red.. she screamed for hours.. if she was wet.. if I used wipes.. water running on it...etc. I switched to huggies... and within a day it was better and havent had anything since.. quinky dink I think not
F C U K
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Mine was recalled. It was a mail sample but I was using it for milk baths ugh. I had one in my closet I was saving for my future niece/nephew and turns out that one was an Enfamil so I'm good.
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my step-cousin's little girl had diarrhea really bad and she couldn't figure out why, then she found out her cans had been recalled. she is furious.