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Similac® Advance® with Iron Powder 12.9-oz. can Lot Number 20307RB - Voluntary Recall

Ross Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Columbus, OH -- February 2, 2005 -- The Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories in Columbus, Ohio announced today that it is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac Advance with Iron powdered infant formula in 12.9-ounce cans, Lot Number 20307RB due to the presence of black plastic particles reported in a small number of cans. The Lot Number 20307RB is printed on the bottom of the can.

This formula was distributed between September 15, 2004 and October 18, 2004 primarily in the Eastern half of the United States and in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. If consumers have this product, they should contact Ross at 1-800-986-8884 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The particles are the result of an isolated manufacturing event that has already been corrected.

Ross is working with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration on this voluntary recall. No serious health or safety reports have been received that are attributed to this situation.


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