Parents of infants are panicking to no small degree right now as popular baby formula manufacturer Similac announced a recall of certain varieties of their baby formula.
Compounding the confusion is the fact that Similac’s website is reportedly down right now, making it difficult for parents to figure out if their baby’s particular Similac is affected by the recall. Scarily, a press release from the makers of Similac uses the words “the formula containing these beetles”:
“While the formula containing these beetles poses no immediate health risk, infants who consume 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 company said in a press release. “If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, a physician should be consulted.”
According to CBS, the specific varieties and lots of recalled Similac are not exactly clear, but multiple sources have suggested the list of recalled formulas includes:
- Certain Similac powder product lines offered in plastic containers.
- Certain Similac powder product lines offered in sizes such as 8-ounce, 12.4-ounce and 12.9-ounce cans.
- Similac Advance
- Similac Advance EarlyShield
- Similac Sensitive
- Similac Isomil Advance
- Similac Sensitive Isomil Soy
- Similac Organic
- Similac Organic and Similac Advance Organic
- Similac Sensitive R.S.
- Similac Sensitive for Spit-Up
- Similac Go & Grow
- Similac Go & Grow EarlyShield
- Similac Go & Grow Soy
The site also suggests the following lot numbers may be involved in the recall:
87932T20, 88117T26, 78208T2,88136T20,91433t20,800-986-8850,800-545-5216,800-515-7677,800-986-8800,847-937-6100,(847) 935-8865,(847)935-3456,66128RB6,61251 RB6,61347RB,84314 RB,85454 T2,86580 T20,88137T20 and 90372T2
If Similac.com/recall remains down, parents are urged to call (800) 986-8850 for further information.