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Baby formula recall expanded after another infant’s tragic death

On February 19th we wrote about the recall of Alimentum, EleCare, and Similac baby formula after one child died and a few were sickened by a bacteria known as Cronobacter sakazakii.


Recalled Product:

Similac PM 60/40

Lot Codes - 27032K80 (can) 27032K800 (case)


Less than 2 weeks after the initial recall was issued, another child has died after falling ill. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Cronobacter sakazakii “may have been a contributing cause of death…” This tragic news has led to the recall being expanded to include Similac PM 60/40 formula.This formula is specifically designed for infants that need “lowered mineral intake”.

The newly recalled formula was produced in the same Sturgis, Michigan factory as the previously recalled formulas. However, WebMD reports that parent company Abbot says as of this time “no distributed product has tested positive for the presence of Cronobacter sakazakii and recently tested product samples of Similac PM 60/40 from the designated lot numbers were negative for the bacteria.”

It’s important to remember with this recall, your baby’s formula should not be used if it meets all 3 of these conditions:

  1. The first two digits of the product code are 22-37
  2. The code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2
  3. The expiration date is April 1, 2022 or later

Abbot has created a website with a tool that allows you to easily see if your baby’s formula is part of the recall. Simply visit: and enter the product code found on the bottom of the formula.

To read the full report on the expanded recall from WebMD, click here: