Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled over metal concerns: FDA

by NCN Health And Science Team Posted on June 22nd, 2019

Perrigo Company plc is recalling thousands of containers of baby formula after discovering one of the lots may contain metal, the FDA announced Friday. The recall affects 23,388 containers of the 35oz Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron, which is exclusively sold at Walmart stores nationwide.

Although there have been no reports of injury or illness because of the recalled product, the company issued the recall after a customer reported the presence of metal.

The affected formula has the Lot Code C26EVFV with a “use by” date of February 26, 2021, which can be found at the bottom of the package.

Perrigo said customers can visit any Walmart store for a refund. Questions can be directed to Perrigo Consumer Affairs at 866-629-6181.

Perrigo Company Announcement

Dublin, Ireland and Allegan, MI – Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). The total number of containers affected by this recall is 23,388.

No adverse events have been reported to date, and the recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution stemming from a consumer report. No other products or retailers are affected by this recall.

Consumers who may have purchased the product should look for Lot Code C26EVFV with a “use by” date of February 26, 2021, which can be found on the bottom of the package. Any consumers who purchased the product should discontinue use and can visit any Walmart store for a refund.

Consumers with any health-related questions should contact their healthcare provider.

Consumers with questions about Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron can contact Perrigo Consumer Affairs at 866-629-6181.

This recall is being conducted in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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