Abbott has issued a voluntary recall of about five million Similac-brand powder infant formulas that were sold in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and some Caribbean countries.
The recall is being issued due to the fact that they may contain the presence of a 'small common beetle' and while the Food and Drug Administration has determined that the formula poses no immediate health threat, infants could experience some gastrointestinal discomfort and could lower their appetite due to this stomach pain.
To determine if you have a Similac product that could be affected by this recall, go to this Similac site and type in your Lot number. Affected products include those in plastic containers and those in sizes of 8-ounces, 12.4 ounces and 12.9 ounces.
(Similac has now posted all the lot numbers online.)
Customers can also call (800) 986-8850. (1-800-986-8850)
Products not involved include all Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-
Answer by Laurelflower at 2:10 PM on Sep. 24, 2010
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