Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

If you have Similac powder infant formula in your home, please check your product to see if it is involved in the recall. To find out if the product in your home is included in this recall, parents and caregivers should visit: or

From these websites, you can type in your lot number to determine if your product is affected, or you can also call Abbott's consumer hotline (888) 376-2054. Anyone who has a recalled container should stop using it immediately and return it to the manufacturer for a full refund. Both the website and the consumer hotline have specific details on how to complete the return process.

If you or someone you care for have consumed these recalled products and you are concerned, please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare professional.

Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac Brand Powder Infant Formulas That Did Not Meet Quality Standards

Abbott has issued a voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. These products, which include Isomil and Go & Grow, are being recalled because because of possible contamination with insect pieces or larvae.

The FDA has determined that the formula containing these insect pieces poses no long-term health risk. However, there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the insect pieces could experience an upset stomach and refuse to eat. Parents should consult a doctor if these symptoms persist for more than a few days.

The recall of these powder infant formulas includes: 1) Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers.

2) Certain Similac powder product lines offered in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.

For more information, please visit: more information here

To read the FDA's Consumer Update about the recall, please visit: more information here

Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2010-09-27
Last Updated: 2010-09-28

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