Abbott informed consumers and healthcare professionals of a nationwide recall of three lots of two-ounce bottles of Similac Special Care 24 Cal/fl. oz. Ready-to-Feed Premature Infant Formula with Iron, a highly specialized liquid ready-to-feed formula used only for premature infants after discharge from the hospital.
The three lots of formula were recalled because they do not contain as much iron as indicated on the label. The formula was distributed in the United States between November 2006 and May 2007.
Premature infants fed this formula for more than a month after discharge could have an increased risk of developing anemia due to insufficient iron intake.
If parents have concerns about their baby’s health, they should contact their baby’s doctor or healthcare professional. No other liquid or powdered Similac Infant formulas were affected. See the attached manufacturer’s press release for a list of stock code and lot numbers for formula affected by this recall.