Abbott Laboratories issued a voluntary recall of their Similac infant formula after investigations reveal that it was contaminated with insect parts which could be harmful to those infants who will consume it.
The recall could possibly affect up to 5 million Similac infant formulas sold in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean which includes certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers and in sizes such as 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans. Accordingly, the lot numbers of Similac infant formula included in the recall are listed in a 38-page PDF File which you can download HERE.
However, please be aware that Abbott liquid formula is not at all part of the Similac recall. Below is an illustration on how can you see the Similac lot numbers in your formula products:
Abbott Laboratories mentioned that affected Similac containers could contain small parts of the insect beetle or its larvae which could cause gastrointestinal problems to infants resulting to refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract. Further investigations revealed that the recalled Similac infant formula products were manufactured in their Michigan plant.
To find out if the Similac infant formula that you bought is included in the recall, Abbott Laboratories advised their consumers to go to Similac Recall Lot Numbers Look Up and type in the lot number of their Similac products. Alternatively, since the site is quite down as of now as it is experiencing tremendous amount of traffic, consumers are advised to directly call the help line of Abbott Laboratories for their Similac recall inquiries at (800) 986-8850. If you cannot get through with that number, here are some of the alternate numbers to call: (800) 545-5216; (800) 515-7677; (800) 986-8800; (847) 937-6100; (847) 935-8865; (847) 935-3456.
More information can be found in Abbott Laboratories’ official press release on Similac recall here.