The formula is specially designed for infants and children with hypercalcemia – high levels of calcium – in their blood.
A news release on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web site says the formula was distributed in Canada and the U.S. between June 6, 2006 and April 17, 2008.
The recall is limited to Calcilo XD in 400g cans, with stock code number 00378 and lot numbers 39973RB or 47239RB6 printed on the bottom of the cans. No other Calcilo XD powdered infant formulas are affected.
The company says small amounts of air may have entered the can, resulting in oxidation of the formula, which can often be detected by an off odour.
The FDA says consumption of highly oxidized foods can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If parents have questions or concerns, the release says they should contact a health care professional.
Consumers who purchased Calcilo formula powder from either of the two recalled lots can also contact the company, Abbott Nutrition, at 1-800-638-6493.