Side Effects and Precautions for Similac Recall

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Contact your Pediatrician immediately if your child has any of the symptons described in this article as a precaution for Similac Recall

Side effects and precautions for the Similac recall which may have contained beetle parts has been issued as millions of containers may be contaminated with insect parts. The The large Pharmaceutical Abbott Laboratories reported on Wednesday that the voluntary infant formula recall may affect upwards of five million of their Similac-brand powder formulas sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries. According to their website, it states that: “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.”

This recall DOES NOT affect any liquid formula!

Abbott Labs Recall Details and Side Effects of Similac Recall:

Abbott Laboratories said that the recalled products have a remote possibility that they contain small beetle parts or larvae, which could have side effects such as a stomach ache and digestion problems and create eating problems for young infants. A company spokeswoman said Abbott discovered the insects last week in the Sturgis, Michigan manufacturing plant. “We immediately shut down that one area and began an investigation,” said Abbott’s spokeswoman Melissa Brotz. “We’re in the process of resolving it now.” Abbott currently manufactures Similac at several U.S. sites. This recall mat result in a loss of one hundred million dollars or more in revenue. The recalls came after two consumers complained of contamination and the inspection at the plant in Michigan. The recalls were also made before the consumer reports were made public, according to their spokeswoman. After their testing, they found that more than 99.8 percent of the products they tested were negative for contamination. Thus, all the powdered formulas produced in Michigan are being recalled to cover any remote possibilities of contamination Brotz added.

The recall for the powder infant formulas includes the following:

· 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.

Abbott Laboratories also released this statement recently about the side effects of Similac Recall: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration 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”.

To take precautions for Similac recall, check and see if you have any of this formula at all, and if you do, parents and caregivers should immediately visit Similac Product Web Site , and type in the lot number of their formulas to determine if their product is affected, or call (888) 376-2054. Contact your Doctor or Pediatrician if you think your infant has some of the side effects of Similac recall. This is a public service health alert and should be regarded as serious if you have infants and feed them baby formulas so please take all necessary precautions and check all your formulas out immediately!