The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned parents of reports of 10 deaths associated with homeopathic teething gels and tablets for babies, although the agency noted that the products’ exact relationship to those infant deaths has yet to be determined. The FDA noted it had received more than 400 reports of “adverse events” relating to homeopathic teething products, including infant deaths, seizures, and fevers.
The FDA advised parents to stop using the tablets and gels and urged immediate medical care for any children showing seizures, difficulty in breathing, or muscular weakness after product use. Homeopathic remedy maker Hyland’s Inc. voluntarily stopped distribution of the company’s teething products in the U.S. in light of the FDA warning. There is no recall on the products, which include Hyland’s Baby Teething Gel, Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets, and Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets Nighttime, though at least two major U.S. drugstore chains are pulling all homeopathic teething products subject to the FDA warning off their shelves.
Contact National Child Injury Lawyers
If your child has suffered a serious injury you believe may be related to their use of a homeopathic teething remedy, Lieff Cabraser can provide answers to your legal questions. We will inform you of the legal rights you and your child possess, including potential claims for damages against the manufacturer for your child’s pain and suffering, and past and future medical expenses.
Please use the form below for a free, no obligation review of your child’s homeopathic teething treatment injury case. You are also welcome to call us toll-free at 1 (800) 541-7358 and ask to speak to child injury attorney Paulina do Amaral.