September 22, 2010
Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant
Formulas That Did Not Meet Its Quality Standards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Sept. 22, 2010 - ABBOTT PARK, Ill. -
Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain
Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam
and some countries in the Caribbean.
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
Administration (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 consulted.
The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:
- Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic
- Certain Similac powder product lines offered in sizes such
as 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
To immediately find out if the product in your possession is
included in this recall, parents and caregivers should visit
and type in their lot number to determine if their product is
affected, or call (800) 986-8850.
No Abbott liquid infant formulas are impacted. Products not
involved in the recall include all Abbott Nutrition liquid
ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formulas and all powder and
liquid specialty formulas, such as Similac Expert Care™ Alimentum®,
Elecare®, Similac Expert Care™ Neosure®, Similac® Human Milk
Fortifier, and metabolic formulas for inherited disorders.
About the Recall
- The company is implementing a plan to address this matter in
the affected manufacturing facility, which is expected to be
completed shortly. No other facilities or products are involved
in this recall.
- Abbott has consulted with the U.S. FDA regarding this
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
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.
Holger Liepmann, executive vice president, Abbott Nutrition said:
"Abbott understands that parents expect to feed their children
only the highest quality product. We are taking this action so that
parents know that the infant formula products they provide
unquestionably meet the highest quality standards for which they are
known. We regret any inconvenience this situation poses to parents
May 2nd, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday, May 1st,
that there has been a recall of Johnson & Johnson’s brand
of the children’s over-the-counter medications listed below./>
Consumers are instructed to stop using certain lots of infants’ and children’s
Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl products because some of them may contain
more of the active ingredient than specified. The potential for serious medical
problems is remote, according to McNeil Consumer Healthcare, but they should
not be given to children.
Please go to McNeilproductrecall.com
to find out which lots are recalled and check these numbers against the lot number
on your bottle. There is also a hotline (888) 222-6036 available 8AM to 10PM Monday
through Friday and on weekends from 9AM to 5PM, although this line is very busy
and may not get you to a customer service representative.
November 29th, 2009
The largest recall in US history has just happened. 1.2 million
cribs made by Stork Craft and distributed through BJ’s Wholesale
Club, Sears, Wal-Mart, Target and Costco have been recalled. 150,000 bear a
Fisher-Price label. Additional information can be found on the
CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
web sites and the
Stork Craft Blog
Please make sure your baby’s crib is not one of these as the problem
is with the drop side which can detach, leaving a space where the
baby can become pinned. The recall is only for cribs with the
Even if your child’s crib isn’t affected by the recall, please
abide by the following crib safety tips:
- Put the baby on his/her back on a firm, tight-fitting mattress in a
crib complying with current safety standards.
- Remove pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, stuffed toys and
other soft products from the crib.
- Consider using a blanket sleeper instead of blankets, with no other
- If using a blanket, put your baby with his/her feet at the foot of
the crib and then use only a thin blanket.
- Make sure your baby’s head remains uncovered during sleep.
- Never place your baby on a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress, pillow, or
other soft surface to sleep.