Infant Formula Recalled: Bug Contamination

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories says it is recalling a line of infant formula which may be contaminated with insect parts.

The voluntary action affects Similac-brand powder formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries. The company says the products may contain a small beetle or larvae, which could cause stomach ache and digestion problems.

The affected products were sold in plastic containers and various can sizes, including 8-ounce, 12.4 ounce and 12.9 ounce.

The recall does not affect any liquid formulas or Abbott-brand products.

The company has setup a Web site and consumer hot line at (800) 986-8850. The products should be returned to the company at no cost.


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  • by Jenn Location: CO Springs on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    Making a mental note not to buy Similac. I know a while back, people were finding shards of metal in the cans.
  • by Terri Location: Ellicott on Sep 22, 2010 at 09:15 PM
    Return to the company at no cost? What about the cost incurred when we purchased the formula. I certainly hope there is consideration for that. I currently have 5 cans of this stuff setting in my cabinet and have fed my baby three cans to date. Is it coincidence or not that my infant was put on zantac and prevacid due to stomach problems?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 at 08:22 PM
    Why wouldn't you mention it is Certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas, which makes it a lot easier for parents to know to check their product instead of calling an 800 number just to see what kind it is??
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