Metal Found in Baby Formula Sold at Walmart Leads to Recall

Metal Found in Baby Formula Sold at Walmart Leads to Recall June 23, 2019
Parent’s Choice Baby Formula Screenshot from Walmart Website

A popular baby formula sold at Walmart is being voluntarily recalled due to the potential presence of metal foreign matter in the product. Perrigo Company plc announced the recall of 35-ounce Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron.

According to a press release by the Food and Drug Administration, Perrigo Company voluntarily recalled the formula due to a consumer report of metal found in the formula.

Additionally, the FDA reports that Perrigo recalled the product out of an “abundance of caution” due to the report. While the customer located metal in the formula, the infant associated with the report suffered no adverse side effects.

Customers that purchased the formula will need to check their containers for an expiration date of February 26, 2021, with a code of Lot Code C26EVFV. Individuals can find the code and expiration date on the bottom of the container. According to the FDA, the recall includes 23,388 containers of formula.

For customers that purchased the product, they can return the item to Walmart and receive a full refund. Additionally, Perrigo and the FDA request all parents discontinue the use of the formula for their infants.

The FDA urges all consumers with health-related questions to consult their child’s healthcare provider.

Parent’s Choice Infant Formula retails at Walmart for $19.98. On Walmart’s website, the product description says,

“Featuring a unique blend of nutrients to support growth and development, this Parent’s Choice baby formula provides probiotics, which support the immune system, DHA and ARA, which are naturally found in breast milk, and lutein for vision. The Parent’s Choice formula is milk-based and enhanced with nutrient components that may support brain and eye development.”

By the time of publication, WOACB noted that customers can purchase new batches of the formula online at Walmart. As of this morning, Walmart had not removed the product from its website. Due to the recall, customers may want to exercise caution in making future purchases of the product if they have any concerns.

Screenshot of a cart at Walmart online

Finally, customers that have questions about the recall can call Perrigo Consumer Affairs at 866-629-6181.

Also, Visit the FDA’s website for more information here.

 

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  • “Parent’s Choice Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron”

    “…voluntarily recalled due to the potential presence of metal foreign matter…”

    Probably not what they meant on the label, but I’m giggling.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Meanwhile… I could sell eye-shadow and lipstick made with pig guts and flavored with pine sap And it would be totes ok.

  • Rann

    “truth in advertising…..”

  • Shan

    Isn’t it nice when companies take responsibility for the products they produce?