MORE baby formula sold in the UK’s major supermarkets is being recalled over fears it contains pieces of blue plastic.
The presence of plastic makes it unsafe to eat, and could be a choking hazard to babies.
The product recall applies to 800g packs of the SMA Wysoy formula brand by Nestlé, which is for babies who have an intolerance to cow’s milk.
Nestlé first issued the recall last week, affecting packs with a batch code of either 025057651Z, 025057652Z, or 025157651Z, which can be found on the base of the can.
They also had best before dates in September 2022.
However, Nestlé has now extended the recall to include five more batches.
Which baby formula is affected by the recall?
Nestlé has recalled eight batches of the SMA Wysoy formula brand, these are:
- Batch code: 025057651Z. Best before date: September 6, 2022
- Batch code: 025057652Z. Best before date: September 6, 2022
- Batch code: 025157651Z. Best before date: September 7, 2022
- Batch code: 024957651Z. Best before date: September 5, 2022
- Batch code: 015757651Z. Best before date: June 5, 2022
- Batch code: 00957651Z. Best before date: January 8, 2022
- Batch code: 928957651Z. Best before date: October 15, 2021
- Batch code: 923357651Z. Best before date: August 20, 2021
These cans come with batch codes of 024957651Z, 015757651Z, 00957651Z, 928957651Z or 923357651Z.
Their respective best before dates are September 5 2022, June 5 2022, January 8 2022, October 15 2021 and August 20 2021.
The recall has been issued after Nestlé found some cans contained pieces of blue plastic, which is used to make the scoops.
It told The Sun the recall has been extended as it continues to investigate the root cause.
If you have one of the affected cans, you should avoid feeding it to your baby.
Your product recall rights
PRODUCT recalls are an important means of protecting consumers from dangerous goods.
As a general rule, if a recall involves a branded product, the manufacturer would usually have lead responsibility for the recall action.
But it’s often left up to supermarkets to notify customers when products could put them at risk.
If you are concerned about the safety of a product you own, always check the manufacturer’s website to see if a safety notice has been issued.
When it comes to appliances, rather than just food items, the onus is usually on you – the customer – to register the appliance with the manufacturer as if you don’t there is no way of contacting you to tell you about a fault.
If you become aware that an item you own has been recalled or has any safety noticed issued against it, make sure you follow the instructions given to you by the manufacturer.
They should usually provide you with more information and a contact number on its safety notice.
In some cases, the manufacturer might ask you to return the item for a full refund or arrange for the faulty product to be collected.
You should not be charged for any recall work – such as a repair, replacement or collection of the recalled item.
Instead, contact the SMA’s UK customer service on 0800 0 818180 for a full refund.
Nestlé declined to say how many packs are being recalled.
It added in a statement: “The safety and quality of our products are our non-negotiable priorities.
“We sincerely apologise to our consumers for the distress and inconvenience caused by this voluntary recall.”
Other recent product recalls to look out for include Birds Eye chicken burgers, which have also been recalled due to plastic fears.
While Asda is recalling pasta ready meals for kids over concerns they contain pieces of blue rubber.
Plus, Lidl is recalling beef and pork mince over fears it contains pieces of plastic.