Certain Similac-brand powdered baby formulas have been recalled due to concerns over a beetle infestation. Check your lot numbers and make sure your baby is out of harm’s way!
The manufacturer Abbott has voluntarily recalled some Similac powdered baby formula products after it was discovered that small beetles could have penetrated the packaging of some of its products. The recall poses no serious or immediate health risks, but will possibly cause stomach discomfort resulting in your child’s refusal to eat.
Similac has set up a lot number look-up page on the Abbot website, but due to the high number of people concerned about the recall, the site has been hard to access. In the meantime, if you have a Similac product, look on the bottom of the container for the lot number, then visit www.similac.com/recall/lookup, and type in the number to see if it is on the recall list. Another option is to call 800-986-8850.
If you have powder infant formulas including certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers or 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans then we recommend you take a few minutes to check that it’s OK to feed to your baby. It is better to be safe than sorry!