SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., told its stores across the country to pull and hold a specific lot number of Enfamil baby formula. The company says it made the move out of an abundance of caution after a 10-day-old infant died from a rare bacterial infection.
Tests are underway on the infant formula that Avery Cornett was being fed, the water used to mix it, and the environmental conditions in which it was mixed.
The product pulled from Walmart’s shelves is Enfamil Newborn formula in 12.5-ounce cans. The lot number is ZP1K7G.
"Walmart customers who may have purchased the item at our stores can return it for a full refund or exchange it for another brand formula," said Dianna Gee, a spokesperson for Walmart.
Parents with questions about the formula can also call the Mead Johnson Nutrition, the manufacturer, at 1-800-BABY-123. They can also call their doctors with questions about which formulas are right for their babies.