On February 27, 2012 Abbott Laboratories, Inc. “(Abbott”) announced it was recalling powder formulas, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan, one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas. Products made at this facility can be found across the U.S. and were likely exported to other countries as well. Canadian health officials have also issued a recall warning.
Abbott is recalling these products after four consumer complaints related to Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport in infants who had consumed powder infant formula manufactured in this facility. The Company said its Alimentum Baby Formula Recall investigation is ongoing. If you have questions, or would like to know more about the Alimentum Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit, contact Alimentum Recall Lawyer Timothy L. Miles for free today.
The FDA Announces the Alimentum Baby Formula Recall Investigation
The same day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. The FDA stated that in all of the cases are reported, each consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. The FDA further stated it was is alerting consumers to avoid purchasing or using certain powdered infant formula products produced at this facility.
The FDA is addvides consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:
How do I know if I bought Recalled Alimentum Baby Formula?
In addition to the above, on February 28, 2012 Abbott additionally stated it was recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (Lot # 27032K80 (can) / Lot # 27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan.
To find out if your baby formula is subject to the recall, look on the bottom of the container for a product code that includes eight numbers or letters.
Then go to this website – www.similac.com/recall – where you can type in the code to see if your baby formula is on the list. If you have further questions, or need additional assistance, please contact an Alimentum Recall Lawyer today for free to see if you are eligible for a Alimentum Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit.
What Should I Do If My Product Was Affected by the Recall?
The recalled baby formula products contain bacteria that, if ingested, can cause a serious, life-threatening infection in young children. Any family that has Abbott products in their home should dispose of them and find a safer alternative for their children, one that doesn’t jeopardize their health and wellbeing. Although there are only four cases of infections, it’s best to avoid the products entirely to ensure your child's safety. If your child consumed recalled baby formula and became ill, contact us about a Alimentum Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit.
What Are Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport?
Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacteria commonly found in dry environments, like baby formula, and can cause stomach issues as well as urinary tract infections in people of all ages. However, when it’s ingested by a child two months or younger, it can result in more serious infections, like sepsis and meningitis. If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms after consuming a dry food product, you should seek medical treatment to ensure their safety:
On the other hand, Salmonella Newport causes symptoms of foodborne illness, such as diarrhea, intestinal pressure, and vomiting. This type of bacteria is significantly more dangerous to children under three months of age, and an infant who’s infected with Salmonella Newport will exhibit the same symptoms as Cronobacter sakazakii.
What Should I Do if My Child Is Showing Symptoms?
If you notice that your child is exhibiting any of the symptoms mentioned above after consuming a powdered baby formula product, it is best to bring them to a trusted medical professional for a second opinion. The signs of a Cronobacter sakazakii or Salmonella Newport infection are very vague, and the behavior your child is showing could just be a coincidence rather than a severe diagnosis. However, you do not want to leave that up to chance, and by seeking medical attention sooner rather than later, you can protect your child from the consequences of an infection that has gone too far.
Call an Alimentum Recall Lawyer Today About a Alimentum Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit
If your baby was hospitalized after using Alimentum Recalled Baby Formula purchased after August 2021, call an Alimentum Recall Lawyer about an Alimentum Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit today and see what an Alimentum Recall Lawyer can do for you.
Contact Alimentum Recall Lawyer, Timothy L. Miles, today for a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible for the Alimentum Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit.
Timothy L. Miles, Esq.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recentely selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, and more.
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