Similac Baby Formula Recalled; Possible Beetle Contamination

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Drugmaker Abbott is initiating a voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. The company says that there is a remote possibility of the presence of small beetle or larvae.

Babies who eat formula containing the beetles or their larvae could experience symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort and refusal to eat as a result of small insect parts irritating the GI tract.

The affected products were sold in plastic containers and various can sizes, including 8-ounce, 12.4 ounce and 12.9 ounce.  The recall does't affect any liquid formulas or Abbott-brand products. 

Abbott has setup a Web site to check if your baby formula has been affected and consumer hot line at (800) 986-8850. The products should be returned to the company at no cost.

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