Similac Recall?????

Heather - posted on 09/23/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know what ones are recalled? Thats the only thing my son will keep down and idk if i should stop feeding it to him or not.... thank you!

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Samantha - posted on 09/23/2010

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here ya go this is the formulaseffeced and not affecte.. i found it on the similac website.




Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas That Did Not Meet Its Quality Standards.



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 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 consulted.



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 12.9-ounce cans.
To immediately find out if the product in your possession is included in this recall, parents and caregivers should visit www.similac.com/recall/lookup, 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.

Lisa - posted on 09/23/2010

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Parents can call (800) 986-8850 for information.

Here's what we know.

Affected Product Lines Include

Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers.
Certain Similac powder product lines offered in sizes such as 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
About.com is reporting that the following products are included. Abbott has not yet confirmed this list to CBS News.

Similac Advance
Similac Advance EarlyShield
Similac Sensitive
Similac Isomil Advance
Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy
Similac Organic
Similac Organic and Similac Advance Organic
Similac Sensitive R.S.
Similac Sensitive for Spit-Up
Similac Go & Grow
Similac Go & Grow EarlyShield
Similac Go & Grow Soy
Lot Numbers

According to one aggregator, the following lots are included in the recall. CBS News was able to confirm the first two numbers with Abbott's website before it crashed. The manufacturer has not yet responded to confirm the other numbers.


87932T20, 88117T26, 78208T2,88136T20,91433t20,800-986-8850,800-545-5216,800-515-7677,800-986-8800,847-937-6100,(847) 935-8865,(847)935-3456,66128RB6,61251 RB6,61347RB,84314 RB,85454 T2,86580 T20,88137T20 and 90372T20

The lot number should be located on the bottom of the product. Click here for a bigger picture.

What's Not Recalled

Similac powder formula in cans with the following letter and/or number combination in the middle of the lot number - T3 or RE or 9V or NT - are NOT being recalled.
All Similac liquid formulas are NOT part of the recall.
Powder and liquid specialty formulas, such as Similac Expert CareTM Alimentum?, Elecare?, Similac Expert CareTM Neosure?, Similac? Human Milk Fortifier, and metabolic formulas (for inherited disorders) are NOT part of the recall.

Heather - posted on 09/23/2010

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This whole thing makes me sick... my son is only 7 months old and has already now gone thro 3 major recalls... dont you think that they would pay extra attention to things that INFANTS are going to ingest??? It really make me mad to think that they dont care or dont take the time to make sure everything is right and up to code...

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Jennifer - posted on 09/26/2010

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heather, for future reference, for breastfed babes that have a milk protein allergy, all you have to do is cut dairy out of your diet. its great that you tried, though! :)

Robyn - posted on 09/26/2010

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We are sending all of ours back to refund our money, but we're still keeping one (we buy in bulk) til we can get to the store....I really don't think it's that big of a deal....What kind of bugs are in your box of potatoes? We live in an old house and it is impossible to keep all the lady bugs cleaned up so she occasionally eats a ladybug that I can't catch so I don't think a little beetle leg is going to hurt her.

Robin - posted on 09/25/2010

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My baby drinks similac and I just looked at the lot numbers that Abbott gave for the recalls. Mine wasn't on there, and his formula seems fine.

Heather - posted on 09/24/2010

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Thank You all soo much!! Found out all of my sons formula was recalled! And i was breastfeeding before but my son was allergic to meds i took and needed to take and ended up having a milk protein allergy and had to be swiched to formula.... but again thank you all!!

Jessica - posted on 09/23/2010

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I went on the website and wasn't able to get ne kind of help b/c it kept going back to the same page call the customer service # (800) 986-8850 and they can tell you if your cans are recalled! Then they send you a fedex box and then you have to mail your can(s) in and then they will send you a full refund! It is the top row of #s and there will be numbers too

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One more reason to stick with breastmilk whenever possible! First Melamine in formula kills babies in China... now this here in the USA.. nothing is safe I guess...

Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2010

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just the powdered formula in plastic and cans....they're being recalled due to beetles and such in them......just call any local store where u purchase and they will let you know and if you see any buggies in his food then definitley stop.... good luck

Heather - posted on 09/23/2010

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All of my supply has been recalled... this has turned into a really bad day...

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