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September 17, 2001

Nestlé Recalls 120 Cans of Nestlé Carnation Follow-Up Formula

Glendale, CA (SafetyAlerts) -The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Nestlé is recalling 120 cans of Nestlé Carnation Follow-Up Formula, 32-fluid-ounce Liquid Ready to Feed, due to excessive magnesium in these cans. Long term extended use of the product may have the potential to cause severe adverse health effects such as low blood pressure and irregular heart beat. Symptoms to look for in children include poor feeding, unusually pale color and weakness. There have been no reports of illnesses associated with this product. If your child has consumed this product and not had these symptoms, simply discontinue use of these cans.

The product was distributed only to Wal*Mart stores only in the following Texas cities: Crockett, Hempstead, Lewisville, Denton, Plano, Garland, Murphy, Corsicana, Sulphur Springs, Humble, The Woodlands, Longview, Katy-Houston, Center, Irving, Bedford, Grand Prairie, Lancaster and Arlington.

No other Nestlé Carnation formula products or forms (such as powder or concentrate) are involved. The recall is limited to 120 cans of Nestlé Carnation Follow-Up Formula, 32-fluid-ounce Ready To Feed with the following production code stamped on the top of cans: 1203EWFR3551. The code appears under the "use by" date, 22 Jan 2003 and may or may not be followed by one additional letter. Consumers are instructed to return any affected cans to the Wal*Mart store where it was purchased.

The recall was the result of routine quality assurance sampling by the company which revealed that one batch of the formula had a high magnesium content.

 
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