Urgent: Similac Powder Formula Recall

Urgent: Similac Powder Formula Recall

Urgent: Similac Powder Formula Recall

02.28.2022 – UPDATE: Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This is in addition to lots of Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® powder formula that were voluntarily recalled on Feb. 17. The action comes after learning of the death of an infant who tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii and who we were informed had consumed Similac PM 60/40 from this lot. This case is under investigation, and at this time the cause of the infant’s Cronobacter sakazakii infection has not been determined. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family.

Importantly, no distributed product has tested positive for the presence of Cronobacter sakazakii. Additionally, recently tested retained product samples of Similac PM 60/40 Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot #27032K800 (case) were negative for Cronobacter.

02.17.2022 – RECALL: Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.

What Parents and Caregivers Should Do

Check the cans of powdered formula and look for the following 3 criteria:

  1. The first two digits on the code on the can near the expiration date are 22 through 37
  2. The code contains “K8”, “SH”, or “Z2”
  3. The expiration date is 4-1-22 (April 1, 2022) or later.

This does not apply to any patients using Enfamil Infant, Enfamil Gentlease, Prosobee, or Nutramigen.

To find out if the product you have is included in this recall, visit similacrecall.com and type in the code on the bottom of the package, or call +1-800-986-8540 (U.S.) and follow the instructions provided. No action is needed for previously consumed product. If you have questions about feeding your child, contact your healthcare professional.

To check if your product is impacted, go to similacrecall.com.

Click here to view the official press release from Abbott