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URGENT RECALL: Abbott has issued a recall for Similac powder formulas manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. These formulas may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Please see below for additional information:

What is Recalled
Similac Recall

URGENT RECALL: Abbott has issued a recall for Similac powder formulas manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. These formulas may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Visit www.similacrecall.com or call 1-800-986-8540 to find out if your formula is included.

DO NOT feed your baby formula if it is included in this recall.

Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening infections (sepsis) or meningitis. Symptoms of sepsis and meningitis may include poor feeding, irritability, temperature changes, jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes), grunting breaths, and abnormal movements.

For additional information, please view these announcements from FDA Announcement and the Abbott press release.
What to do with Affected Formula
What to do with affected formula (as of February 24, 2022):

Return can(s) to the store where you purchased the formula. Stores have been instructed to treat WIC participants the same as non-WIC customers with respect to store policies regarding providing refunds or exchanges for recalled products.

  • All stores may provide the following to WIC customers according to the store’s policies and procedures related to product recalls:
  • An exact or similar product that has not been recalled, or
  • a different form of the product (i.e., Ready-to-Feed instead of powder) or
  • a different container size (i.e., 23.2 oz tub instead of 12.4 oz can) of the same product, or
  • a different product (i.e., Similac 360 or Similac Pro products, Enfamil, Gerber Good Start, etc.), or
  • a store credit, or
  • a cash refund which may be in the form of a store electronic gift card.

*DO NOT sell formula. Selling formula could cause you to lose WIC benefits!

Qué hacer con la fórmula afectada (a partir del 24 de Febrero de 2022):

Devuelva las latas a la tienda donde compró la fórmula. Se ha dado instrucciones a las tiendas para que traten a los participantes de WIC de la misma manera que a los clientes que no son de WIC con respecto a las políticas de la tienda y los reembolsos o cambios de productos retirados del mercado.

Todas las tiendas pueden proporcionar lo siguiente a los clientes de WIC de acuerdo con las políticas y los procedimientos de la tienda relacionados con la retirada de productos:

  • Un producto exacto o similar que no haya sido retirado del mercado
  • una forma diferente del producto (es decir, listo para usar en lugar de polvo)
  • un tamaño de contenedor diferente (es decir, un contenedor de 23.2 oz en lugar de una lata de 12.4 oz) del mismo producto,
  • un producto diferente (es decir, productos Similac 360 o Similac Pro, Enfamil, Gerber Good Start, etc.),
  • un crédito de la tienda,
  • un reembolso en efectivo que puede ser en forma de una tarjeta de regalo electrónica de la tienda.

*NO venda fórmula. ¡Vender fórmula podría hacer que pierda los beneficios de WIC!

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