Similac Recall 2010: Formula Products Recalled

 

By Posted 22 Sep 2010, 21:19

Recalls have really taken their toll on companies this year, and now we have news of another. Abbott Laboratories have just announced the voluntary recall of some of the company’s powdered Similac baby formula in a few Caribbean countries, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US.

However, Emily Bryson York from chicagobreakingbusiness.com reports that the liquid formula products are not affected by the recall. The reason behind its recall is that there might be a possible contamination from a common beetle.

Abbott’s spokeswoman Melissa Brotz said the company would do everything they can to maintain parents’ trust. Abbott pointed out that the FDA had not found any health risks to children who consume the formula.

Although the company’s press release states that there is a chance children could experience symptoms such as gastrointestinal discomfort and refusing to eat, if they do consume the formula affected.

You can read more on this recall via chicagobreakingbusiness.com.

  • frank guillen

    my nephew had 2 cans of that similac 2 weeks ago and suffered diarrhea, what should I do?

  • Jessica

    What is the product code because the phone and the website don't work this is pretty missed up that nothing is working….I need to know rright now if its been recalld cuz I just got formula yesterday….

    • Andrea

      I had a hard time getting the site to work too…finally got through and found both of my son's containers are recalled. I heard that its pretty much all lot numbers that end in 'T20'

    • martha

      90366T20 and 88165T20 are on recall

    • Nanaw

      From what I have found out 91481t20 is the number we have and I was told all T20 were on recall list.My grand daughter is 7 weeks old and she had 3 cans of it and she is seeing her doctor tomorrow She is crying all the time, can't go potty and she screams after she eats She in not on similac now!!!!

  • Heather

    my son has had diarrhea and has been throwing up constantly… I am switching formula.

  • Annomous

    This explains why my son has had a fever and been throwing up for the past three days and refuses to drink his formula and wakes up 3 to 4 times a night screaming and crying in his sleep (now im thinking he's had an upset stomach all this time)!… i think this is bullshit, that you cant even trust any companies products anymore. First Fischer Price, then Johnson & Johnson, and now this Similac. What Next?… I will NEVER use similac products again!

  • Nicole

    Well explains why my child was waking up screaming as well through the night and not sleeping or eating im really wondering how long this has been an issue before they decided to tell what was going on

  • DESIREE

    Just found out about the recall fr a co-worker. Explains why my daughter was throwing up her feedings. This is more than three months ago, because I switched firmula. No more screaming from her due to stomache discomfort. So they had 2 have known for several months now before they decided to alert the consumer.

  • sha

    Its just wonderful how noone is posting the product codes for us parents!!! This seems to be something that we need to know. Forget the website and the phone number can't get anywhere with that. I was in the middle of trying to feed my 2week old daughter when that came on the news. I'm so torn right now feed her now with what I have and hope for the best or wait for her father to get of midnight shift to stop off and buy new..I should have breastfed!!

    • Nanaw

      ALL T20 is what I was told .I am sorry for you I wish I could bring her formula Our baby girl is 7 weeks old Lots of screaming and could not go potty There are seven of us taking turns holding her and staying up with her .Good Luck to you She is our grand daughter but lives nextdoor

  • liz

    i agree w/others my son is one month,wakes up screaming,straining his gas and turning red in the process,and there are no listings due to the pages not opening.

  • Krystal

    My daughter is Similac sensitive isomil soy is this under the recall I cant get on the similac website!

    • mari

      yes isomil is under recall, my son drinks that and i just changed to enfamil soy

  • Rieanne

    From http://www.kidglue.com/2010/09/23/similac-recall-

    "The specific products are 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9 ounce cans of Similac powder that have lot numbers 87932T20, 88117T26, 78208T2,88136T20,91433t20,800-986-8850,800-545-5216,800-515-7677,800-986-8800,847-937-6100,(847) 935-8865,(847)935-3456,66128RB6,61251 RB6,61347RB,84314 RB,85454 T2,86580 T20,88137T20 and 90372T20."

  • FRUSTRATED MOM

    I AM FREAING FRUSTRATED!!!!!!! THE PHONE NUMBER WANTS YOU TO CALL BACK, THE WEBSITE WON'T DISPLAY OR SOMETHING ELSE STUPID . EVERYSITE I HAVE TRIED TO CHK WILL NOT SHOW ME ANYTHING, MY SON USUALLY LAUGHS IN HIS SLEEP AND FOR THE PAST ALMOST TWO WEEKS HE HAS BEEN CRYING AT NIGHT AND SOMETIMES REFUSING HIS FOOD. HE HAS HAD DIARRHEA FOR A COUPLES OF DAYS THIS IS SUCH S H * T!!!!!!!!!. THEY CHANGE THE COVER TAKE , GIVE YOU LESS CHARGE MORE AND THEN TRY TO COVER UP WHEN THEY ARE GETTING OUR CHILDREN SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I STILL HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FOUND A D*MN SITE WITH THE CORRECT INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HELP PLZ

    • ped off

      i think all of us parents should band togetherand sue them for making our children sick

  • lokienloki

    It appears new updates has now surfaced for the exact lot numbers which are affected for this recall. Similac Recall- Everything that you needed to know.

  • Sandy

    I brought 4 containers back to CVS and all four were part of the recall. If you can't get through to the number or the website, bring the cans to the store you purchased them from and they can tell you if they were part of the recall.

    I also talked to my pediatrician. He informed me that only one container was found contaminated, but they recalled all of them to be sure. He said that the diarrhea and rash are likely viral. Be sure to monitor the baby and keep her hydrated. Also, get the liquid form which was not part of the recall as a substitute.

  • Pediatrician in MI

    What? Baby Formula has been recalled? In fact, between 1982 and 1994 alone, there were 22 significant recalls of infant formula in the United States due to health and safety problems. Seven of these recalls were classified by the FDA as "Class I" or potentially life threatening.

    And the problem doens't stop there. In the following we detail 9 recent recalls of formula. Recalls were made for all the well known companies, Nestle (Carnation), Abbott, Mead Johnson, Wyeth, Nutricia and more. Products were recalled for such things as contamination by Salmonella, Klebsiella Pneumoniae and bits of glass.

    Some of the recalls were huge, the recall of jarred infant formala by Mead-Johnson contaminated with bits of glass covered more than 102,000 jars. Recalls noted below were made for such well known products as Alsoy, GoodStart, Isomil, Nutramigen and Soylac.

  • joejoe

    this is the funniest thing I have ever seen, parents are just crazy. First of all they have no need to recall anything, nobody is making them they are doing it because they care about kids.. .or their image. Either way there is no hiding. Second half you don't even know if you have recalled lots or not.. even if it is recalled the problem was found in 1 container and they are recalling EVERYTHING made at that factory just to be safe. As for those that want to sue for making our kids sick LOL.. everything makes them sick fro mthe second they are born.. BPA in all plastics, carpet fumes, EM fields from phones, TV and even the power in your walls..

  • joejoe

    give it up your not gonna sue anybody. as for the my kid has pooped funny for months and does not sleep well.. guess what, thats what babies do.. for a while they sleep perfect and poop rocks a few months later they sleep like crap and poo water, just happens. I had my kid in those huggies or whatever that were making kids butts bleed.. my son got a NASTY rash that cleared once we changed diapers.. was there a lawsuite???? nope.. and gues what not even a recall. As for changing foods and your kid is doing better, great. it took 5 different foods before we found the perfect fit for our little girl some made her sick , some made her spit up 3 make her poo WAY to soft and the one that worked best made i green.. so we suck with the green poop.

  • joejoe

    So.. kids get sick, poo funny and toss up a bit.. they stop when they hit 2-3(usually) and start up once they learn what beer is.
    Best part of all you crazy people are once your kid is on solids you will pump them full of Mcdonals, Macncheese, salt and fat till they can't fit out a door.
    and yes my kid had the "tainted" formula, never spits up, usually happy unless he is hungry or over tired.. if he did get sick on it I would just change.. but no we need to SUE SUE SUE. LOL

  • EDGARDO GOMEZ

    WHAT ITS THE REACTION OF THE TIPE SIMILCA PROBLEM AND IF 90682RE6

  • JBOO

    ok so my daughter drinks similac sensetive the 12.6 oz i cant get to the website can anyone tell me if this is on the list

    • JBOO

      HOW LONG DOES THAT TAKE/

  • jessa

    you guys should just not make similac at all no one will buy it again. we do not want to feed our babys beetles that is just gross i bought a can of formula the day before it was all over the news i was so mad but my daughter is 11 months old already so shes just on gallon milk now

  • Dragon

    everyone needs to visit http://www.similac.com/recall and click on the Find Out section to punch in the 8-digit code on the bottom of the can.

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