As consumer and injury lawyers, we have been at the forefront of protecting consumers, including children and infants. Just before the Christmas holiday, a number of national retailers joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in removing a specific batch of Enfamil Newborn formula from shelves and distribution centers.
The reason? A newborn baby in Missouri died after consuming the formula from lot number ZP1K7G which was purchased by the baby’s parents at their local Wal-Mart in Lebanon, Missouri.
The infant contracted and died from what medical professionals have determined to be a rare bacterial infection. The manufacturer of the formula Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., is reported to have tested the formula prior to shipment, but no bacteria was found. Additional tests are being performed by the manufacturer which has not recalled the product.