There are some things in life that should never happen…. specifically when it comes to products that are designed to help our children (like formula and medicine). But, since we don’t live in a perfect world, items are recalled far too often.
Recently, Abbott decided to recall some of their Similac Formula stating:
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.
None of their liquid formula has been affected. You can view full recall information here: Similac Formula Recall
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.
Please help spread the word about this recall. Let’s keep our babies safe and get the affected cans off our shelves and out of our homes.