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 EleCare Baby Formula Recall investigation is ongoing. If you have questions contact an EleCare Recall Lawyer for free about an Elecare Lawsuit.
How do I know if I bought Recalled EleCare Baby Formula?
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 of Recalled Baby Formula. If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact EleCare Recall Lawyer Timothy L. Miles for free who will answer any questions you may have about an EleCare Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit.
What Should I Do If I purchased Recalled Baby Formula?
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 will not jeopardize their health and well-being. Although there are only four cases of infections, it is best to avoid the products entirely to ensure your child's safety.
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:
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.
How Do I Know if I am Eligible for an Elecare Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one had an infant that was or is hospitalized because of using Recalled EleCare Baby Formula, specifically, Similac Baby Formula, Alimentum Baby Formula, or EleCare Baby Formula, which were purchased after August 2021, then you should be eligible for an EleCare Lawsuit. Contact EleCare Recall Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today at (855) Tim-M-Law, you could be entitled to an Elecare Lawsuit and substantial compensation.
Call an EleCare Recall Lawyer Today About an EleCare Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit
If your baby was hospitalized after using EleCare Recalled Baby Formula purchased after August 2021, call EleCare Recall Lawyer Timothy L. Miles about a EleCare Baby Formula Recall Lawsuit today and see what a EleCare Recall Lawyer can do for you. The call is free and an EleCare Recall Lawyer is available 24/7 to speak with you about whether you are eligible for an EleCare Lawsuit.
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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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