Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare Infant Formula Recall

Lieff Cabraser is investigating disturbing reports of infant injuries and even death after consuming Abbott Nutrition Sturgis baby formula made in a single plant in Michigan. On February 18, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an urgent warning upon a recall of Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare with expiration dates of April 1, 2022 or later. On March 1, 2022, the recall was expanded in the wake of a second infant death believed to be related to use of Abbott Similac.

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 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.

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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 contact an infant injury lawyer at Lieff Cabraser for a full explanation of your rights and recovery options.

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