Walmart Pulls Powdered Formula After Newborn's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Walmart says it has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy became gravely ill with a suspected infection and died after being taken off life support.

AP

Walmart says it has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy became gravely ill with a suspected infection and died after being taken off life support.

Walmart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said Wednesday the move is cautionary as health officials investigate Sunday's death of 10-day-old Avery Cornett of Lebanon, Mo.

No government recall has been ordered for the 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powder with the lot number ZP1J7G.

The Lebanon Daily Record reports Avery received a preliminary diagnosis of infection from a rare bacterium called Cronobacter sakazakii.

The formula's manufacturer, Mead Johnson Nutrition, says the batch Walmart pulled tested negative for the bacterium. Spokesman Christopher Perille says numerous companies sell the formula, though it's unclear if others sold from that batch.


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  • by Blake Location: Colo Sprngs on Dec 21, 2011 at 09:21 PM
    Anchor started out his report on the formula recall with an address to "mothers". I believe it would be more appropriate to address "parents". Fathers buy formula too AND he could be a single dad. I'm commenting with the hope that stereotypes like thinking that only mothers care and feed their children is just that, a stereotype.
  • by Olivia Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 21, 2011 at 06:10 PM
    Oh my that poor family!! I pray that God is with them during this trying time and hope that the cause is found so that it doesn't happen to other families...
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