I just read over at the Wall Street Journal the Abbot Recall Site and Hotlines are over whelmed so be prepared to wait. In the meantime, there’s other technologies like Microsoft Tags that could have (if used) enabled consumers the opportunity to scan for recalled products by using their cell phone. If you like this idea, give it a positive vote on the poll. There’s a long write up summary on the image above and it can be found at the top of my blog where it has a permanent resting spot.
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There will be more recalls in both food, drug and device products so we need a system that can work for everyone and especially the consumer as we are the ones affected. When you look at this map, and when products were scanned, guess what, it could give Abbott even more intelligence in knowing where the product was due to “spots” on the map so they in turn could be more pro-active here too with finding the product quicker! What technology that is available today for implementation can do and save lives too.
Here’s a somewhat long press release from Abbott that you have to dig in and read to figure out if you are in possession of any of the recalled products, again one swipe and scan with a cell phone would have been whole lot easier. Wait until you see the huge listing of lot numbers, and give a positive vote for convenience if you would have rather just scanned with your phone.
Remember this Mom who tweeted in on how she could have used cell phone scanning technology to find the 7 J and J products she needed to check for recalls? BD
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.