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Mead Johnson GENTLEASE powdered infant formula

Audience:  Consumers and pediatric healthcare professionals

[Posted 02/22/2006] Mead Johnson and FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals of a recall of one lot, lot # BMJ19, of GENTLEASE powdered infant formula, found to contain metal particles up to 2.7 millimeter in size. If an infant were to inhale the infant formula into the lungs, the presence of these particles could present a serious risk to the infant's respiratory system and throat. There were approximately 41,464 24-ounce cans of this lot of recalled product distributed, beginning on December 16, 2005, through many major retail stores across the country, so the consumer should concentrate on the code on the can rather than on the place of purchase. The affected products can be identified by the lot number and expiration/use by date embossed on the bottom of the can of BMJ19, use by 1 Jul 07. Consumers who have a can of this batch of GENTLEASE powdered infant formula should not use the product and should contact Mead Johnson at 888-587-7275 immediately.

[February 22, 2006 - News Release - FDA]