Over 23,000 containers of Parent’s Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron have been recalled due to discoveries by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the product contains metal. A true nightmare for parents: their babies have been consuming something dangerous. For those who have purchased the product, it is advised that you should stop using it and return the product immediately.
Perrigo Company has stated that they are to recall over 23,000 containers of the product. Last Friday, the FDA announced that the company is recalling 23,388 35-ounce containers of the baby formula. The official statement is that they found “potential presence of metal foreign matter” in the product.
Recall: Parent's Choice baby formula sold at Walmart may contain metal https://t.co/Lzsaa4ZTXw— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) June 23, 2019
For parents who have purchased the baby formula and want to check, the FDA advises that the affected products have a Lot Code of C26EVFV and a “use by” date of February 26, 2021. The formula is exclusively sold at Walmart, so the FDA urges its customers to ask their local Walmart for a refund. For those who are still worried about the effects of the product, the FDA encourages you to contact someone to settle your anxieties: a healthcare provider for all health-related questions and Perrigo Consumer Affairs for any product-related inquiries (866-629-6181).
Thankfully, the FDA reported that there are no recorded cases of injury or illness due to the product. The recall was issued because of a consumer report that cautioned the agency that there could be something wrong with the baby formula. Perrigo Company has issued a statement that safety is their top priority, and they reassure all their customers that no other product has been affected by this recall.
BABY FORMULA RECALL | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled a brand of infant formula due to a possible presence of foreign metal matter. https://t.co/pgxzH63ptP— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) June 24, 2019
While the crisis has been averted, it would be a good idea to switch baby formulas for now if you have been using the damaged product from Perrigo Company. Until the FDA reassures us that the formula is safe, it would be good to err on the side of caution. With the number of baby formulas out there, we should pick the safest and healthiest one to feed our children. After all, we shouldn’t take risks when it involves the safety of the kids.