Issued by: Food and Drug Administration
Date: October 23, 2010
Description: Hyland's Teething Tablets are a homeopathic product used to relief the discomforts of teething in young children. Due to the potential risk of belladonna toxicity, all lots of Hyland's Teething Tablets have been recalled.
--Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75041
--Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 250 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75042
--Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75066
--Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 50 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75044
--Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 145 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75121
--Hyland’s Teething Tablets, Clip Strip 6x125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 35109
According to the FDA, "Belladonna is commonly known as Deadly Nightshade. It is a plant whose leaves and berries are extremely toxic. Belladonna has been used as both a poison and a medicine throughout history." The FDA has received reports of children suffering adverse reactions from consuming more than the recommend amount of the product. Signs of toxicity include (but are not limited to): drowsiness, rapid heart rate, increased body temperature, dry skin and dry mouth, skin flushing, constipation, decreased urination, agitation, disorientation, hallucinations, and dilated pupils. No other Hyland's products are involved in this recall.
Have this product?: The FDA is recommending that you immediately stop using this product and discard it or return the product. Report any signs or symptoms of toxicity to your child's healthcare provider.
To learn more visit: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm230761.htm or by visiting the company's recall page: http://www.hylands.com/news/hylands-teething-recall.php
The recall presented here has been obtained directly from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a division of the Department Health and Human Services and is responsible for monitoring medications, biological products, medical devices, food, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST