Similac recall: Product, lot numbers released after website jams

September 27, 2010 4:57:12 AM PDT
Abbott Laboratories has released more information about the recall of millions of containers of powder Similac infant formula- including the product list with affected lot numbers.

Recalled Similac products include:

  • ALL Similac powder formulas in rectangular, plastic tubs
  • SOME Similac powder formulas in cans -- excluding lot numbers with T3, RE, 9V or NT in them.
  • Similac formula that is NOT part of the Similac recall includes:

  • all liquid forms of Similac formula
  • all concentrated forms of Similac formula
  • small size powder forms of Similac formula (0.6-oz singles)
  • Similac Expert Care Alimentum
  • Similac Expert Care Neosure
  • Elecare
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier
  • powder formula in cans with lot numbers T3, RE, 9V or NT
  • Full list of recalled products by name/lot number

    The Chicago area drugmaker is aware that the website dealing with the recall, http://www.similac.com/recall, is not responding due to heavy amounts of traffic. Abbot released a complete list, including lot numbers, Thursday afternoon. FIND IT HERE

    The formula was voluntarily recalled Wednesday because it may be contaminated with insect parts. As many as 5 million Similac-brand powder formulas sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some Caribbean countries are affected.

    The recall does not affect any liquid formulas or other Abbott-brand products.

    The insects were uncovered at a Michigan manufacturing plant last week, according to Abbott. That plant was immediately shut down for an investigation.

    The Food and Drug Administration has deteremined there is no "immediate health risk" from the contamination, according to Abbott.

    Abbott set up a consumer hotline, (800) 986-8850, which as of Thursday was overwhelmed with calls. Additional hotlines are expected.

    Similac Recall Information:

  • http://www.similac.com/recall
  • (800) 986-8850

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