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Similac Recall – Baby Formula

The makers of Similac baby formula, Abbott Laboratories Inc,is voluntarily recalling some of the lot numbers of their powdered varieties, because there is a ‘very small possibility’ that they could contain beetle larvae & small insect parts. Some beetles were found in the area of production of one of the manufacturing facilities that makes the powdered product. They don’t think there is any immediate health risk for infants drinking this baby formula that might be contaminated. Gastrointestinal symptoms are some of the possible symptoms of eating recalled formula.

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The Similac recall includes lots of:

* Similac powder product lines offered in plastic Abbott Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit containers, including 1.38-lb, 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb containers

* Similac formula product lines offered in sizes such as 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans

* Similac powder in 8-ounce sample cans that could have been given out in doctor’s offices and hospitals

The recall does not affect the ready-to-feed or concentrated formula or any specialty baby formulas, such Similac Expert Care Alimentum or Similac Expert Care Neosure. Up to 5 million Similac-brand powder baby formulas that were sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries may be affected by the recall.

You can call Abbott’s consumer hotline at (800) 986-8850. You can return Recalled baby formula to Abbott. Abbott states: If you can’t verify that your Similac variety hasn’t been recalled and you believe it is safe, you might still want to buy a new container of Similar powdered formula, as long as the store has removed all the lots of recalled formula already, then temporarily switch to a small size powder (0.6-oz singles), ready-to-feed, or concentrated Similac, or temporarily switch to another brand of formula.