Another recall from Abbott. On Friday, Abbott nnounced a voluntary recall of Similac Special Care 24 Cal/ fl. oz. Ready-to-Feed (RTF) Premature Infant Formula with Iron, a highly specialized liquid ready-to-feed formula. The recall notice states that it is used only for premature infants after discharge from the hospital, but we know several international adoptive parents using this product.
The product is being recalled because it does not contain the iron amounts stated on the label, and premature infants fed this formula for more than a month after hospital discharge could have an increased risk of developing anemia due to insufficient iron intake.
The recall is limited to stock code number 59582 with lot numbers 46815D5, 47847D5 or 52023D5 printed on the outside carton and case and the lot numbers 44427X8, 4427X81 or 50005X8 printed on the bottom of the bottles. No other liquid or powdered Similac infant formulas are affected.
The three lots of infant formula were distributed in the United States between November 2006 and May 2007.If this recall affects you, contact Abbott's Ross Products Division at 1-888-899-9182. Ross will replace product from these lots free of charge.