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If you purchased or obtained your product in the United States, check the lot number with the lot locator at similacrecall.com.
If your product is not affected by the recall, no action is necessary and you can continue to use it.
If your product is affected by the recall, do not use it and go to similacrecall.com for a refund or replacement, depending on how the product was acquired or the type of product. You should seek safe, alternative feeding options and talk to your pediatrician or healthcare provider. You can also call Similac customer service at 1-800-986-8540.
No distributed product has tested positive for any bacteria, and we continue to test.
Abbott conducts extensive quality checks on each completed batch of infant formula, including microbiological analysis, prior to release. All infant formula products are tested for Cronobacter sakazakii, Salmonella Newport, and other pathogens — and they must test negative before any product is released.
Cronobacter sakazakii is a bacteria that in rare instances can cause illness in young infants and the elderly. It is found naturally in the environment, including soil, water, in foods and in the home environment. It can be found in or on household surfaces, including those used for food preparation. It’s important to follow instructions for proper preparation, handling and storage of infant formula.