Infant Powdered Formula RECALL: Similac Alimentum or Elecare

The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Similac PM 60/40, Alimentum, or EleCare infant formulas due to possible Cronobacter contamination. The first symptom of Cronobacter infection in infants is usually a fever, accompanied by poor feeding, crying, or very low energy. If you have any concerns about your infant’s health, contact the infant’s health care provider immediately.

Products included in this recall have a lot number, located on the bottom of the container, which includes the following:

  • the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37; and
  • the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and
  • the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

Use Abbott’s web-based tool to check a product’s lot number to determine if the product is part of the recall.

Only one lot of Similac PM 60/40 is included in this recall.

  • Lot # 27032k80 (can)
  • Lot # 27032K800 (case)

If you purchased recalled formula, do not use the formula and do not throw it away. Contact the store where the purchase was made to return the recalled formula or exchange the formula for a similar type.

If you received a recalled formula through the WIC state order process, visit or call 1-800-986-8540 for a replacement.

Additional Information for Parents and Caregivers:

  • More information on Cronobacter and infant formula is available on CDC’s website and
  • Contact your doctor immediately if your child is experiencing any of these symptoms.
  • Never dilute infant formula.
  • Never make or feed homemade infant formula to infants.