As much as we want to believe that all of the products we buy are safe, sometimes companies and certain individual manufacturers are willing to cut corners in order to turn a profit, no matter the personal cost to the customer.
You would think that this kind of thing only happens with illegal products like drugs, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.
Something as simple as the baby formula isn’t even safe.
A frightening new scam sees people replace baby formula with flour and then return the bottles to stores for cash, allowing for other customers purchasing the tampered products and feed them to their babies, Newsweek reported.
It is normal to assume that when you feed your child something, it will be safe for them to ingest.
However, there have been multiple recent reports of babies becoming ill after ingesting the “formula”, leading to a heightened sense of fear among parents.
North Carolina mom Madeline Roque noticed something was off about her nine-month-old daughter, Adeline.
She knew something was wrong after the infant spent an entire day vomiting and passing gas.
Roque looked at the baby formula she had fed her daughter and noticed something unusual about it.
“I realized something’s definitely weird,” she said, “The color was different, the texture was different.”
Concerned, she poured the contents of her daughter’s bottle into the sink and was shocked to see what came out.
“That’s when it hit me,” she said. “I saw how it clumped up and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, my daughter’s stomach is just the same or worse.’
Roque returned the formula to the Wal-Mart where it had been purchased and reported it to the manager.
What appears to have happened is the formula somehow ended up available for purchase again after it had been returned for cash by someone who emptied its contents and filled it with flour.