Bulletin notes serious infant injuries and at least one infant death, warns of possible contamination at manufacturing plant as well as manufacturing problems

On February 18, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an urgent recall and warning relating to Abbott Nutrition Sturgis infant formula products Similac, Alimentum, and Elecare. The alarm arose in the wake of reports of multiple infant injuries and at least one death understood to be related to the use of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare. The recall relates to batches of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare with expiration dates of April 1, 2022 or later.

All three formulas are Abbott Nutrition Sturgis products made in a single factory in Michigan, but the product was distributed throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Parents can identify the recalled products by examining the number on the bottom of each container; the affected formulas have a number starting with 22 through 37, contain K8, SH or Z2, and have the aforementioned expiration dates of April 1, 2022 or later. Parents can type in the code on the bottom of the package at similacrecall.com or call 800 986-8540.

Plant inspectors uncovered potential manufacturing problems as well as past records showing the destruction of produced formula due to bacterial contamination.

If your infant has shown any signs of sickness or injury that you believe may be related to the Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare forumlas, you are welcome to use the form on this page to contact an infant injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser for a full explanation of your rights and recovery options. You can also visit Lieff Cabraser’s Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare recall information page for further details and additional information about the infant formula dangers, risks, and options available to parents for further action.

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