Similac among the liquid products being withdrawn due to the risk of spoilage

Abbott is voluntarily recalling certain lots of certain ready-to-feed liquid products due to “spoilage potential.” Certain Similac products are affected by the recall.

The problem with the recalled products is that some of them (less than 1%) have bottle caps that “may not be fully sealed,” according to the company’s announcement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. This can then lead to ruin.

“If spoiled product is consumed, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting can occur,” Abbott noted.

This recall affects multiple products, including Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution and various Similac products manufactured at Abbott’s Columbus, Ohio facility. They were distributed “primarily to hospitals, doctor’s offices, distributors, and some retailers” in the United States, while some batches were also distributed in Puerto Rico, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and some Caribbean countries.

“It is important to note that not all recalled products have been distributed in all countries and not all 2 fl oz/59 ml formulas are included in the recall,” Abbott added.

For example, in the US, the recall affects certain batches of “Similac 360 Total Care, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac Special Care 24, Similac Pro-Total Comfort, Similac NeoSure, Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution”. In Panama, the recall affects two batches of Similac Pro-Total Comfort.

For a full list of affected products in specific countries and affected bottle lot numbers, please click here. The list also includes photos of the product packaging, including where lot numbers may be located.

The recall does not affect any other liquid or powder formula products manufactured at the Columbus facility, according to the company. In addition, the issue does not affect US infant formula supply.

Parents and carers who may have an affected product are advised not to use it. Consumers with questions about the recall can call +1-800-986-8540 if they are in the US or +1-787-622-5454 when in Puerto Rico. Telephone numbers for other affected countries, including Curacao, Canada, Haiti and St. Croix, are available on the FDA and company websites.

“Ensuring the quality of our products and the safety of our consumers is our top priority and a responsibility we take very seriously, including taking action when a product does not meet our quality standards,” noted Abbott.

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