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Gerber Issues Infant Formula Recall

By Molly Thornberg |

Gerber has issued a voluntary recall on it’s Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powdered infant formula 23.2 ounce plastic package from batch GXP1684 expiration date of March 5, 2013.

The company states that the formula has no health or safety risk. However the formula smells off (what formula doesn’t?).

Little information is given in regards to the why, other than the smell and that there are some cases of spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints.

Maybe it’s just me, but this seems odd. It would seem that formula companies would often get complaints to spit-up and gastrointestinal complaints as some babies just can’t take any type of formula.

This is a voluntary recall.

Here is the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2012 – Gerber Products Company is proactively retrieving and offering a replacement to consumers who purchased Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powdered infant formula 23.2 ounce plastic package from batch GXP1684 expiration date of March 5, 2013.

The product poses no health or safety risk. However, this product might have an off-odor noticeable to some consumers. In some cases spit-up and other gastrointestinal complaints have been reported.

Consumers who have the product with the batch code and expiration date above should contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-487-7763 for replacement. Additionally, Gerber is working with retailers to retrieve any remaining product from this batch.

Please note, this is limited to only one Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powder manufacturing code, and no other Gerber® or Gerber® Good Start® products are affected or involved.

At Gerber, the safety and quality of our products is our top priority. If parents or caregivers have questions, Gerber is here for them. They can call the Parents Resource Center anytime, day or night, at 1-800-487-7763.


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2 thoughts on “Gerber Issues Infant Formula Recall

  1. Margot says:

    I just checked my stock and I have 4 canisters of GXP1685 — just one digit off from the recalled batch. Makes me nervous…

  2. Amy says:

    Im one of the original complaintants about the formula. Before the recall. It had a bad smell and my son would take a sip and throw his bottle. I’ve bought 4 different containers with the weird smell. I finally had to get the PRE mixed formula for him which is more expensive, but he’ll drink it.

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