Abbott, maker of infant formulas has volunteered to recall millions of cans of Similac powder infant formula due to a suspicion that the products may be contaminated with parts of beetles or larvae. Last week the company discovered these bugs in one of their manufacturing plant sections. Accordingly, powdered infant formulas polluted by these insects could cause digestion problems and stomach aches in babies consuming the contaminated product. Similac brand products affected by this recall are those distributed in the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico, and some countries in the Carribean.
If your are using Similac powder infant formula for your baby, you are advised to find out immediately if the baby formula your child eats is one of the recalled Similac formulas. To do it, click this link: Similac Infant Formula Recall. Enter the lot number of the product (found on the can itself) and hit "search." If the baby formula you have in hand is affected by the recall, you are advised not to give it to your baby for feeding ASAP. You can return the formula and will get a full refund. For complete information on how to return the product, you can call Abbott's consumer hotline at (800) 986-8850.