RECALL NOTICE: Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare®
Abbott recall: What products are recalled?
The products under recall include Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas. Check a multidigit number on the bottom of the container to know if your product is included:
The first two digits of the code are 22 through 37; and
The code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and
The expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.
Why you should take this seriously:
The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use or purchase the formulas or certain powdered infant formula produced at the facility.
"The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states," the agency said in a statement on Thursday. "All four cases related to these complaints were hospitalized and Cronobacter may have contributed to a death in one case."
Infants sick with Cronobacter sakazakii or salmonella:
Three of the babies were sick with Cronobacter sakazakii and one had Salmonella Newport, the FDA said.
Cronobacter bacteria can cause severe, life-threatening sepsis infections or meningitis while salmonella can cause gastrointestinal illness and fever, according to the FDA.