Monday, January 24, 2011

Similac Recall Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Bug-Infested Baby Formula

Similac Lawsuit Consolidation Sought in Federal Court
Published: January 24th, 2011
A panel of federal judges will hold a hearing this week to determine whether to consolidate a growing number of Similac class action lawsuits before one judge for coordinated pretrial litigation. The lawsuits were all filed as a result of a Similac recall issued last year by Abbott Laboratories after some cans of the powered baby formula were found to be infested with beetles and their larvae. The insects are believed to have caused diarrhea and gastrointestinal distress in some infants who were fed the contaminated formula.

The recall affected Similac worldwide, with Saudi Arabia announcing a Similac ban, despite Abbott limiting the recall to the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and countries in the Caribbean.