As if defective vehicle floor mats or eggs tainted with salmonella weren't enough, now we have to worry about feeding infants formula riddled with insects. According to the FDA, Abbott has issued a voluntary recall for some of it's Similac powder infant formulas that were sold in the U.S., Guam, and some Caribbean countries.
The company discovered beetles in a certain area in their production facility, obviously not meeting their quality control standards. In this press release , the FDA assures consumers that the presence of trace amounts of beetle parts don't pose a serious personal injury or health risk. However, if an infant consumes some of the contaminated formula, they may experience intestinal discomfort which can lead them to stop eating. If you notice these symptoms with your infant, it is recommended to take them in to see their pediatrician within a few days.
The products at risk of contamination include some of the Similac powder formulas packaged in 8oz, 12.4oz, and 12.9oz containers. To find out if the product in your home is part of the affected lot, you can contact (800)986-8850. Keep in mind that the liquid formulas have not been tainted and are not included in this voluntary recall.
As a Columbia personal injury lawyer , I'd like to remind you that children and infants are particularly vulnerable to health issues and have compromised immune systems. It's not worth putting your child's health at risk so we suggest that you stop using your Similac formula right away and contact the company for a full refund.