Is There a Recall on Enfamil Baby Formula?

April 13, 2022
Is There a Recall on Enfamil Baby Formula?

No, there is no official recall on Enfamil baby formula. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers in February 2022 not to use certain powdered infant formulas produced in Abbot Nutrition's Facility in Sturgis, Michigan, due to links to infection in five babies.  

The FDA advised consumers not to use recalled Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas due to the risk of certain infections. Enfamil was not included on this list. But if your infant fell ill after consuming Enfamil baby formula, seek medical attention right away.

What Is the Problem with Enfamil Baby Formula?

Recently, studies have shown a link between Enfamil and other cow-based milk formulas and a potentially life-threatening condition called Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).

The Cleveland Clinic describes NEC as a serious gastrointestinal condition affecting premature babies. Due to their weaker immune systems, babies born prematurely are at a greater risk of bacteria or germs. The bacteria found in cow's milk can damage a vulnerable infant's intestines causing severe illness or death.  

Parents whose children have been affected negatively by Enfamil are suing the company Mead Johnson for failure to warn their customers of the possible dangers of using its products. If your baby suffered illness after consuming Enfamil baby formula, you may be entitled to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacturer. 

The Closest Enfamil Formulas Have Come to a Recall

In 2018, CVS temporarily recalled all Enfamil baby formulas nationwide following a customer's complaint, she purchased an Enfamil product with a tampered container from a CVS store in Oldsmar, Florida. The client said that even though the lid's protective seal looked intact, the interior one was broken. In addition, she said the contents smelled like baking flour.

Even though CVS recalled Enfamil formulas temporarily, it cleared Mead Johnson Company of any wrongdoing, declaring it an isolated incident. It is important to note that the company did not issue a recall at the time.

Enfamil Powder Formula Tampering

Since the 2018 incident, many parents have continued to show their dissatisfaction with Enfamil powdered formula. Some have noted that containers have different contents from what they expected. Even though these concerns have not resulted in an official Enfamil baby formula recall, if your baby falls ill after Enfamil use, seek medical treatment first and then contact an attorney. 

Signs and Symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Parents need to be aware of the possible signs and symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), a life-threatening gastrointestinal illness that can affect infants and has been linked to bacteria in some powdered baby formulas. These symptoms include, but are not limited to: 

  • Lethargy
  • Green or yellow vomit
  • Brain and spinal cord injury
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Changes in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and body temperature
  • Loss of appetite

If your child has any of the above symptoms, seek medical attention right away. 

What If Your Child Is Already Affected?

If your child is already suffering from using Enfamil products, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer, Mead Johnson. As long as you can prove that the baby formula caused your infant's illness, you can recover compensation for the damages incurred. 

You may be entitled to two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are out-of-pocket expenses related to the illness caused to your baby. These can be documented through bills and receipts. Non-economic damages account for the physical and emotional damages you have suffered due to your baby's illness caused by Enfamil. These damages include:

  • Medical expenses (current and future)
  • Loss of income (due to missed work so you can take care of your child)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

If Enfamil baby formula caused your baby's unexpected passing, please accept our deepest sympathies. There is no greater pain than the loss of a child. We can discuss your case and determine if you should file a wrongful death lawsuit on your baby's behalf. This can be discussed during a free case evaluation.

How We Can Help If Your Child Has Suffered From Taking Enfamil

At Dolman Law Group, we value and appreciate our clients. If your child has suffered complications from using Enfamil baby formula, we can evaluate your case and provide legal representation to help you receive the full compensation you deserve.

Our team of attorneys can identify the responsible party, assist in evidence collection, inform you of your lawsuit's progress, and represent you in negotiations.

Call Dolman Law Group for Help with Your Case Today

If your baby fell ill due to consuming Enfamil baby formula, you need to seek justice from the negligent party. You may be entitled to compensation for your baby's injuries and other damages. Call a team member today for your free case evaluation. We listen, and we care. Call us now.