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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 04:46 AM
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Wal-Mart pulls formula after Mo. baby's death
Source: AP via CBS

Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 of its stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was given the formula became gravely ill with a suspected bacterial infection and died after being taken off life support, the retailer said Wednesday.

No government recall had been ordered for the 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powder with the lot number ZP1K7G. Manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition said its records showed the lot tested negative for the bacterium before it was shipped.

But Wal-Mart spokeswoman Dianna Gee said the company decided to pull the lot "out of an abundance of caution" while health officials investigate Sunday's death of 10-day-old Avery Cornett. The product could go back on shelves depending on the outcome of the investigation, but customers who bought the cans have the option of returning them for a refund or exchange, Gee said. <snip>

The Lebanon Daily Record reported that Avery was taken to St. John's Hospital-Lebanon late last week after appearing lethargic and displaying what his family said were signs of a stomach ache. He was later moved to St. John's Hospital-Springfield, and preliminary tests showed that he had contracted a rare bacterial infection, Cronobacter sakazakii, the newspaper reported. He died Sunday after being removed from life support.


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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 05:15 AM
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1. "said the lot tested negative before it was shipped"
well of course they said that... such a horrible thing to have happen. :(

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 05:30 AM
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2. How horrible!
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Chemisse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 05:56 AM
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3. Very sad, but the bacteria could have come from anywhere.
As it mentioned in the article, the water that was added to it, the parent's hands, etc. I am betting it is not the formula, but think it was wise to pull it from the shelves just in case.
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