The Recall Is For Approximately 100000 32 Ounce Plastic Bottles Of Similac Alimentum

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I don't know how long it's been this way but I've been trying for more than an hour and suspect many other concerned parents are doing the same which is why their phone and website are down in the first place. But you'd think the company would anticipate that a large number of people would be worried and they could avoid this issue, perhaps by offering other phone numbers to call.I was able to get through online with one container after an hour and 15 minutes (and luckily it wasn't recalled). But still trying to get information on a second package so I suspect that it will be hit or miss for people for a while so keep trying. FYI, a comment below links to an FDA press release from 2006 so that info is not current.

The recall is being issued due to the fact that they may contain the presence of a 'small common beetle' and while the Food and Drug Administration has determined that the formula poses no immediate health threat, infants could experience some gastrointestinal discomfort and could lower their appetite due to this stomach pain. Products not involved include all Abbott Nutrition liquid ready-to-feed and concentrated infant formulas and all powder and liquid specialty formulas, including Similac Expert Care, Alimentum, Elecare, Similac Expert Care Neosure, Similac Human Milk Fortifier and metabolic formulas for inherited disorders.

However, Emily Bryson York from 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.

Abbott Laboratories is a pharmaceutical and medical product company with close to 90,000 employees, and markets it’s products to over 130 countries around the globe. The publicly traded company has it’s headquarters in Abbott Park, Illinois, and has been in operation for over 120 years. The Contaminated Similac has only been shipped within the US, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the caribbean. The link from the 2010 FDA release that I've included is the same link on similac's website, that does or doesn't work, depending on when you try it and how lucky you are.

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