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Mead Johnson recalls baby formula

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public of a recall of powdered infant formula because of possible contamination.  Gentelease, manufactured by Mead Johnson, may contain tiny metal particles that could damage a baby's respiratory system and throat.

Parents are asked to check the bottom of all 24-ounce cans of Gentlease for the printed lot nunber 'BMJ19', couple with the expiration date of '1 JUL 07'.  Those who have purchased the formula should set it aside and contact Mean Johnson immediately at 1-888-587-7275.

Approximately 41,500 cans of Gentlease are affected by the recall, which was distributed through major retail stores beginning December 16.  It is not known whether any of the possibly contaminated formula made it to Idaho or Washington.

No illnesses have been reported to date.  Any injuries associated with the use of the product would likely show up within three to four hours.  Symptoms would include coughing and difficulty breathing.

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