Avera Medical Minute: Similac Baby Formula Recall Live 9/23/10 - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Avera Medical Minute: Similac Baby Formula Recall Live 9/23/10

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You would never suspect the baby formula you've been feeding your little one has bug parts in it, but it might. Abbott Laboratories is recalling  5 million cans and plastic containers of Similac powered baby formula after whole beetles, parts of beetles and beetle larvae were been found in some containers of powered Similac. Liquid Similac is not included.

Our medical expert Dr. Kimberlee McKay with Avera McKennan tells us if parents should be worried if they've been feeing their baby the formula that's been recalled?

The Centers for Disease Control says the contaminated product does not pose any health risks beyond a possible stomach ache. Needless to say, mothers of infants are not happy about the possibility of their babies eating beetles or larvae.  The company has created a webpage on its website where parents can go to lookup to check if their lot number of affected by the recall.  Parents should go to Similac.com. However just know the recall extends to all plastic, rectangular tubs of Similac in a variety of sizes.

 www.similac.com/recall – where you can type in the code to see if your Similac is on the list.

Consumers can also call Abbott's 24-hour hotline at (800) 986-8850. Both the website and the hotline operators have instructions for how to return the recalled Similac to Abbott.

The company said that consumers can return the product at no cost.

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