The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) issued an advisory for parents and caregivers to check their powdered infant formulas after manufacturer Abbott Nutrition issued a voluntary product recall on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.
Abbott expanded the recall of powdered infant formula on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.
The FDA will continue to update their investigation here.
Information Regarding Recalled Product
The recall comes after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local partners conduct investigations of four consumer complaints of infant illness related to products originating at Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI, location.
The investigation and recall are limited to powdered infant formula products that include the brand names Similac®, Alimentum®, and EleCare® and have:
Product code: First two digits are 22 through 37, and the code on the container contains “K8,” “SH,” or “Z2”
Expiration date: 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later
Abbott Nutrition has set up a website to help guide parents and caregivers through the steps of the recall at http://similacrecall.com, this includes a lot number-checker to confirm if the product is affected.
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. See the complete list of recalled products here.
Parents and caregivers of infants who have used these products, and are concerned about the health of their child, should contact their child’s health care provider. If you have used the affected product and your child is experiencing any of the above-outlined symptoms, you should notify your child’s health care provider and seek medical care for your child immediately.