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Recall -- Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms as a service to consumers, the media and other interested parties. FDA confirm neither the product or the company. Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain ® Powder Similac brand infant formulas that do not meet our own quality standards

Contact: Consumer Hotline (800) 986-8850 For Immediate Release - 22 September 2010 - Abbott Park, Illinois - Abbott initiated a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand powdered infant formula in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.

Abbott calls these products after an internal quality control, which produced recognized the remote possibility of the presence of a small common bugs in the product of a sector in a single manufacturing plant. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that while the formula that this bug is no immediate health risk is the possibility that eating babies, the formula with the beetle or its larvae could symptoms of gastro-intestinal complaints and the refusal to experience eating as a result of small insects irritation of the GI tract. If these symptoms persist for longer than a few days, should a doctor. be


The recall of these powder infant formula contains:

  • Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers.
  • Certain Similac powder product lines offered in sizes such as 8-ounce, 12.4 and 12.9-ounce-ounce cans.
  • find out immediately whether the product is included in your possession by this recall should visit their parents and carers and enter their ticket number to determine whether their product is affected, or call (800 ) 986-8850.

    No Abbott liquid infant formulas are affected. Products which are not involved in the memory of all Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formula and all the powder and liquid specialty formulas such as Similac Expert Care ™ Alimentum ®, Elecare ®, Similac Expert Care ™ Neosure ®, Similac ® Human Milk Fortifier and metabolic formulas for hereditary diseases.

    About the recall

    The company is implementing a plan to consider this matter in the affected production lines, which should be completed soon address. No other equipment or products are affected by this recall.

    * Abbott has consulted with the U.S. FDA on this recall.

    Information for parents and carers

  • products with the affected lot numbers to Abbott returned at no cost to the consumer.
  • parents and caregivers can go or contact Abbott Consumer Hotline (800) 986-8850, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Both the website and the consumer hotline have specific details on how to complete the return.
  • Holger Liepmann

    , Executive Vice President, Abbott Nutrition, said:

    "means Abbott, for parents to feed their children only products of the highest quality expected. We take this action so that parents know that the infant formula products they offer no doubt meet the highest quality standards for which they are known. We are sorry the inconvenience this situation, parents and consumers. "

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