Worldwide Recall Of Infant Formula
The recall is limited to product in 14.1-ounce cans with stock code number 00378 and lot numbers 39973RB or 47239RB6 that are printed on the bottom of the cans.
Abbott is voluntarily recalling the two lots of this product because small amounts of air may have entered the can, resulting in product oxidation. A common sign of oxidation is a foul aroma.
This particular infant formula is specifically designed for infants and children with hypocalcaemia, or high calcium in the blood, and is available only by special order.
The two lots were distributed in the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Korea and Bahrain, between 06/06/06 and 04/17/08. Consumers who purchased the infant formula from either of the two lots mentioned above should contact Abbott at 1-800-638-6493.
Consumer protection officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advised parents to contact a health care professional if they have questions or concerns.
Abbott is working with its distribution partners and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to execute this recall.