Another day, another recall! We try to bring you the news of recalls so that you can be an informed as possible when it comes to what you buy and use in your home. This is especially important when it comes to the things your kids use regularly! Whether it's a toy or an article of clothing or a food or snack, we want to make sure the stuff we give our kids is safe and not potentially harmful. Some recalls can be annoying, like the recent one regarding rain boots, but are an easy enough thing to live without for a short period of time (especially during the summer). But other recalls are far more serious, which is why it's so important to stay in the know. This latest recall of baby formula is something that every parent of an infant should be aware of, so here's what you need to know.
The Food and Drug Administration announced a nationwide recall of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron on Friday, citing concerns that the infant formula may contain metal foreign material. The recall covers 23,388 thirty-five ounce containers of the specific formula. The formula is sold by Perrigo Company, and it can purchased exclusively at Walmart stores around the country. Perrigo Company and the FDA say the recall does not affect any of their other products.
The recalled formula will have a lot code of C26EVFV, and a use by date of February 26, 2021. This information will be printed on the bottom of the container. The FDA has received no reports of injuries or illness related to the potentially contaminated infant formula. They say they were made aware of the issue following a consumer report, and issued the recall out of precaution.
If you have this formula at home, the FDA is urging parents to stop using it immediately, and return any unused portions to any Walmart location for a full refund. If you have any health-related questions or concerns about this recall, speak with a medical professional.
If you have any questions about this specific recall or product, you can Perrigo Company Consumer Affairs directly at 866-629-6181.