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Walmart Pulls ‘Enfamil Newborn’ From Store Shelves After Baby’s Death

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Enfamil Newborn Formula (credit: CBS 2)

Enfamil Newborn Formula (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Walmart has pulled a popular baby formula from its store shelves nationwide over safety concerns.

The move involves 12.5 ounce cans of “Enfamil Newborn,” marked with lot number ZP1K7G.

The decision comes after a 10-day-old baby in Missouri — who was fed the formula — died of a suspected infection from the bacteria Cronobacter sakazakii.

The manufacturer says it detected no bacteria when it tested samples and the government has not ordered a recall. Another infant from Missouri also got sick after drinking the formula in the past month, but was able to recover.

Walmart said it’s acting out of caution. Customers who already bought the formula can return it. The product is not sold just at the retailer, but manufacturer Mead Johnson Nutrition did not say how widely the product has been distributed to other stores.

Customers should discard or return the formula to the store.

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