Abbott Labs, the makers of Similac baby formula, have recalled several million containers of their product after an inspection in the manufacturing plant revealed a beetle infestation, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. A handful of parents have reported finding insect parts in the powdered formula.
The affected formula was shipped to stores across the United States as well as in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The formula was sold in cans and plastic containers. Parents who wish to know if they bought the recalled formula can visit the company’s website at www.similac.com or call a toll-free hotline at (800) 986-8850. Both the website and the hotline provide information about which products were recalled and how to return them to the company for a refund.
Thus far, no children have been seriously harmed by the affected formula. Pediatricians note that the most common symptom children may have is fussiness and an upset stomach. Parents should call their child’s doctor if the child’s discomfort lasts more than 24 hours or if the child shows signs of more severe distress.
Few things are more frightening than learning that your loved ones have eaten food or taken medication that has been contaminated with an unknown or dangerous substance. If you or a loved one has become ill by using a product that was then recalled, please contact experienced San Diego product liability lawyer Steven A. Elia. The Elia Law Firm, APC will help you understand your rights and options and will fight to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Call Steven A. Elia today at 619-444-2244 for a free consultation.
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