Abbott Laboratories: Similac Formula Recall 2010?

Abbott Laboratories has announced a 2010 recall of its best-selling Similac brand powder infant formula due to concerns that it may be contaminated with insect parts. The company said the products may contain a small beetle or larvae, which could cause stomach ache and digestion problems.
Does the recall affect any liquid formulas or other Abbott-brand products? Or is it just Similac Formula?

asked by Anthony in Drugs & Medicine | 3642 views | 09-23-2010 at 03:34 AM

The recalled products involve powdered Similac in plastic containers, and in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans. The voluntary action affects up to 5 million Similac-brand powder formulas sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries.

The company traced the contamination back to a manufacturer based in Michigan, which does ship those products nationwide.
Abbott Laboratories said that the recall could result in $100 million of lost revenue.

The FDA determined the formula presents no immediate health risk, but could cause infants stomach discomfort.

If you think you purchased contaminated formula at an Atlanta area store you should visit similac.com/recall/lookup, and type in the lot number to determine if their product is affected, or call (800) 986-8850.

answered by Orlando | 09-23-2010 at 03:35 AM

Abbott Laboratories' toll-free number was not working. I got a prerecorded message suggesting to try the company's recall website. That website, however, has been jammed.
Maybe it's the huge amount of people trying to find more info about the Similac recall but they should fix it.

answered by Anne | 09-23-2010 at 06:38 PM

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