If your baby has been suffering from sickness after taking Similac Baby Formula, you may be entitled to compensation. The Similac Baby Formula Recall is an ongoing investigation by the FDA. The company recalled three different types of baby formula containing the ingredient hexavalent chromium. If you are unsure about the safety of your child’s food, contact your pediatrician for more information. You should also contact your child’s healthcare provider to learn about your legal rights in the recall.
The FDA is investigating the Similac recall, and is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the company’s failure to act quickly enough to prevent the contamination of baby formula. The recalled product may have contaminated it with a dangerous bacterium known as Cronobacter sakazakii, which can cause serious invasive infections and premature death in infants. The outbreak affected four states in 2011, and Similac PM 60/40 formula was distributed worldwide. The company is working with FDA and other stakeholders to safely resume production at its Michigan facility.
The recall affects a range of products, including powder infant formula. It has an expiration date of April 1, 2022. Liquid formulas and nutrition products from other manufacturers are not affected. If your baby shows symptoms of Cronobacter or Salmonella, contact your health care provider immediately. A doctor’s visit is recommended to confirm if the formula is contaminated with the bacteria. A baby may be at risk of serious illness if it consumes Similac Baby Formula, so seek care right away.
This particular recall is for a lot of products from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. If you have purchased Similac PM 60/40, check the lot code on the bottle. If it matches, throw away the product. There is a CDC website that allows consumers to check on the formula they have purchased. You can also call the company if you have questions about the recall or want to report the contaminated product.
Aside from the recalled Similac formula, this product has been linked to a serious digestive disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). If your baby suffers from this disease, you should stop using Similac for your child immediately. It may cause intestinal lining inflammation and erode the intestinal wall, allowing bacteria to enter the infant’s digestive tract. If you want to know more, read on.
The Food and Drug Administration has recalled three different brands of powdered infant formula. The three brands are Similac, EleCare, and Alimentum. There are currently four infants who have developed the bacterial infection and it has been linked to two deaths. A full list of recalled brands has been published by the FDA. Consumers should check the lot code on the bottle to see if the product is affected by this recall.
The recall of Similac PM 60/40 formula has been expanded. A second report indicates that a baby who developed the bacteria was likely exposed to Similac PM 60/40 formula. The recalled formula has an expiration date of 4-1-2022. In addition, the recalled product has been contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii and may have a high risk of serious infection.