Oct. 17, 2022 -- Abbott is recalling Similac baby formula made at a factory in Columbus, OH., because of bottle caps that may not seal properly -- an action not related to an earlier recall of formula from a plant in Sturgis, MI.

“These products are being recalled because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage. If spoiled product is consumed, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting may occur,” the company said in a recent news release.

The recalled ready-to-use formula is sold in 2-fluid ounce bottles and includes the brands Similac Pro-Total Comfort, 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 company said in a news release.

If consumers have a bottle of Abbott formula in their house, they should look at the lot number on the package and visit similacrecall.com to see if it is part of the recall.

Abbott baby formula made at a plant in Sturgis, MI., was recalled earlier this year because of contamination concerns. The company shut down that plant, causing such a serious formula shortage that the Biden administration had formula made in Europe flown to the United States in military planes. The plant reopened in August.

Abbott said the current recall "equates to less than one day's worth of the total number of ounces of infant formula fed in the U.S. and is not expected to impact the overall U.S. infant formula supply.”

Abbott said the recalled products were distributed to hospitals, doctor’s offices, distributors, and retailers in the United States, including Puerto Rico. A limited number of products were distributed to Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and some Caribbean nations.

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Abbott: “Abbott Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of 2 fl. oz./59 mL Bottles of Ready-to-Feed Liquid Products; Recall Is Not Expected to Impact U.S. Infant Formula Supply”

 

Abbott: “October 2022 - 2 fl oz Ready-to-Feed Liquid Product Recall Information”

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