On April 13, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced the recall of all lots of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets by the manufacturer, Standard Homeopathic Company. This recall follows the FDA’s September 2016 warning against the use of homeopathic teething products. At that time the FDA stated they had received adverse event reports relating to homeopathic teething products, despite these products having not been evaluated or approved by the FDA for safety or effectiveness and the agency was unaware of any proven health benefit of the products.
Following its initial warning, the FDA announced in January 2017 that its laboratory analysis of certain homeopathic teething products, inconsistent amounts (sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the product’s label) of a toxic substance known as belladonna. The FDA instructed that Consumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation after using homeopathic teething products.
With the recent recall of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets, the FDA instructs consumers to contact Standard Homeopathic Company with questions regarding the recall and contact their healthcare provider if they believe they have experienced any problems relating to the use of these products.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries that you believe were caused by a homeopathic teething product, contact one of the experienced product liability attorneys at Burg Simpson today. Our award-winning lawyers would be happy to discuss your potential claim. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.