We take our product quality and safety responsibilities very seriously. As such, we have initiated a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac®-brand, powder infant formulas that did not meet our quality standards.
We are 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. Please be assured that the U.S. 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.
Our first and foremost responsibility is to provide the highest quality product for your baby. We are working to resolve this matter quickly and thoroughly.
The recall of these powder infant formulas includes:
- Certain Similac product lines offered in plastic containers.
- Certain Similac product lines offered in 8-ounce sample cans, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
To immediately find out if the product in your possession is included in this recall please visit similac.com/recall. Once at the site, type in the lot number to determine if your product is affected. If your product is affected, links on the website will provide specific information on next steps. You can call (800) 986-8850 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak to an Abbott Consumer Relations representative, as well.
Please also see the link below to find an alternative of your Similac product not impacted by this recall.
Throughout this recall, our primary concern continues to be the safety of those who use our products.
We are committed to ensuring that every product we sell is manufactured to the highest level of quality. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this issue may cause you.
Scott White, Senior Vice President, U.S. Nutrition, Abbott