Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of sure a lot of 2 fluid ounce/59 milliliter bottles of Ready-to-Feed liquid merchandise for infants and kids, together with the manufacturers Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM, Similac® 360 Total Care®, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac® Special Care® 24, Similac Stage 1, Similac® NeoSure®, Similac Water (Sterilized) and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution. The merchandise included within the recall have been manufactured at our Columbus, Ohio, manufacturing facility.
These merchandise are being recalled as a result of a small proportion of bottles (lower than 1%) within the recalled heaps have bottle caps that will not have sealed fully, which may end in spoilage. If spoiled product is consumed, gastrointestinal signs corresponding to diarrhea and vomiting might happen.
This recall doesn’t embrace every other liquid or powder formulation manufacturers or different diet merchandise produced in our Columbus facility or elsewhere inside our world diet manufacturing community. It additionally doesn’t embrace any amino acid-based formulation or metabolic diet formulation.
This recall equates to lower than someday’s value of the overall variety of ounces of toddler formulation fed within the U.S. and isn’t anticipated to influence the general U.S. toddler formulation provide. Abbott is constant manufacturing of Similac 2 fluid ounce/59 milliliter Ready-to-Feed liquid formulation merchandise for hospitals and healthcare suppliers’ places of work on a special manufacturing line. Similac toddler formulation will proceed to be produced in different product sizes and codecs for supply to retail places, along with elevated manufacturing all through our world manufacturing community.
The merchandise included within the recall have been distributed primarily to hospitals and to some medical doctors’ places of work, distributors and retailers within the U.S., together with Puerto Rico; one lot of merchandise was despatched to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix and St. Thomas; and two heaps have been despatched to Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.
What Parents and Caregivers Should Do
If a product is included within the recall, don’t use the product. For all feeding-related questions or questions on your little one’s well being, contact a healthcare skilled.
To determine in case your product is included, please go to similacrecall.com to view a listing of impacted lot numbers or use the lot quantity checker on the webpage.
“We take our duty to ship high-quality merchandise very critically,” mentioned Joe Manning, govt vp, dietary merchandise, Abbott. “We internally recognized the difficulty, are addressing it, and can work with our prospects to attenuate inconvenience and get them the merchandise they want.”
If you’ve got questions, please contact Abbott’s Consumer Relations hotlines beneath within the nation the place you acquired product:
- U.S.: +1-800-986-8540
- Puerto Rico: +1-787-622-5454
- Barbados: 246-417-0777
- Bermuda: 279-5568
- Canada: 1-855-733-4201
- Colombia: 1-800-518-9379
- Curacao: 737-2222 Ext. 235, 205
- Dominican Republic: +1-849-200-1564
- Haiti: 868-687-0223
- Jamaica: 876-927-7098
- Panama: 800-0410
- St. Croix: 1(340) 690-7222
- St. Thomas: 1(340) 690-7222
- Trinidad & Tobago: 868-687-0223