Similac Recall 2010: Abbott Milk Formula Products Contaminated

By on Sep 23, 2010 in Headlines, Health, Science Comments

A few hours ago, Abbott has voluntarily announced a Similac recall 2010 due to possible contaminated milk products, which is a powdered baby formula.

The affected units may reach 5 million, in which a manufacturing plant in Sturgis, Michigan was found to have beetles in the area, according to Abbott Laboratories.

The parts of insects or larvae could cause stomach pain and digestive issues for children who consumed the affected lots, but Abbott pointed out that the FDA had not found any serious health risks.

This Similac recall products were reportedly sold in the USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other Caribbean countries.

Abbott, meanwhile, stressed out that the Similac recall does not include the liquid formula products.

Below is the list of Similac Recall 2010 affected products.

• Similac Advance – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Advance EarlyShield – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Sensitive – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Isomil Advance – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Organic – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Organic and Similac Advance Organic – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Sensitive R.S. – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Sensitive for Spit-Up – 1.45-lb and 2.12-lb
• Similac Go & Grow – 1.38-lb
• Similac Go & Grow EarlyShield – 1.38-lb
• Similac Go & Grow Soy – 1.38-lb

According to Similac Recall page, if affected consumers want a fast replacement, they can return the products to where they bought them.

Similac consumers are being advised to check the lot number that can be found at the bottom of the can they purchased.

In addition, they can also visit the Similac website and enter the lot number to check if it is included in the recall lot numbers affected, or they can call Abbott’s consumer hotline at (800) 986-8850.

However, Abbott website says it may take 4 to 6 weeks before a reimbursement will take place.

Melissa Brotz, spokeswoman for Abbott said, “We immediately shut down that one area and began an investigation; we’re in the process of resolving it now.”

“Delivering anything less than the highest quality infant formula is unacceptable to us; we will do whatever is necessary to maintain the trust of parents in the coming weeks.” Brotz added.



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