Walmart stores in metro St. Louis and nationwide pulled the product from store shelves after a Missouri baby died. There was never an official government recall.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The St. Charles location joins more than 3,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide as part of the voluntary action.
Wal-Mart began pulling the formula after a 10-day-old baby died Sunday in Lebanon, MO. The Lebanon Daily Record reports Avery Cornett's family took him to a local hospital when he showed signs of lethargy and stomach discomfort. According to the newspaper, tests showed Avery had contracted a rare bacteria which can be found in contaminated infant formula. Formula Information The Food and Drug Administration has not issued an official recall of the product, which is formulated for babies up to three months old. A report in the Washington Post quotes Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee, who said the company decided to pull the lot “out of an abundance of caution” while health officials further investigate Sunday’s death. STLToday.com reports …