Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued a recall for Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets over concerns that inconsistent belladonna alkaloids may harm children.
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What’s the Problem?
May 2, 2017 – Hyland’s teething tablets are homeopathic medications used to treat teething pain in infants and children. The products contain belladonna, an herbal ingredient that has a sedative effect in small amounts. However, ingesting large amounts of belladonna can be toxic, causing seizures and other severe health complications in children.
In November 2016, an FDA Safety Alert warned parents and caregivers not to give children teething tablets distributed by Hyland’s or CVS, and to take children to a doctor immediately if they have a problem after using the products. The agency in April 2010 urged consumers to stop using and discard Hyland’s Teething Tablets after it received approximately 400 adverse event reports — including the deaths of 10 children — associated with belladonna in the product.
Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) is a poisonous plant that has been used for centuries as a medicinal product. It is named “Belladonna” for the “beautiful women” of Renaissance Italy, who took it to enlarge their pupils. However, high concentrations of Belladonna have been linked to the following side effects:
- Shortness of breath
The Australian Hyland’s teething tablets recall is being conducted in response to the FDA investigation. While TGA has tested Hyland’s products, it has found no quality issues to date.
The action has been classified as a “precautionary measure,” as the “effects of belladonna can be unpredictable and could cause serious health problems.”
The Australian recall does not include Hyland’s baby teething gel; however, all Hyland’s baby teething products, including the gel, will no longer be sold in Australia.
Do I Have a Teething Tablets Recall Lawsuit?
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