Abbott is recalling these products following an internal quality review,
which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle
in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing
facility. The United States Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has determined
that while the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk,
there is a possibility that infants who consume formula containing the beetles
or their larvae, could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and
refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. If
these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be
The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:
•Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers.
•Certain Similac powder product lines offered in 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and
Information for Parents and Caregivers
•Products with affected lot numbers should be returned to Abbott at no cost to the consumer.
•Parents and caregivers can go to www.similac.com/recall/lookup or call Abbott's 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 process.