A teething tablets class action lawsuit has been filed in New York on behalf of consumers who purchased homeopathic remedies that were recently the subject of a warning by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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What’s the problem?
January 4, 2017 – The class action accuses Hyland’s Inc., Church & Dwight Co. Inc., Standard Homeopathic Co., CVS Health Corp. and Target Corp. of marketing useless and unsafe teething pills and gels.
While the FDA’s warning resulted in the withdrawal of these products from store shelves, the suit alleges that consumers were never offered refunds for their purchases.
On September 30, 2016, the agency cautioned parents and caregivers to avoid using homeopathic tablets or gels for the treatment of teething pain in infants and children. Affected products were linked to more than 400 adverse events since 2010, including 10 infant deaths.
FDA also noted that the health benefits associated with homeopathic teething remedies had not been proven. Consumers who have purchased affected products should seek immediate medical attention if children experience one or more of the following reactions after use:
- Difficulty breathing
- Excessive sleepiness
- Muscle weakness
- Skin flushing
- Difficulty urinating
The warning prompted CVS to remove all homeopathic teething tablets and gels from its store shelves. Hyland’s followed suit, saying it would stop marketing its teething remedies in the U.S.
In 2010, Hyland’s issued a teething tablets recall after its products were linked to multiple reports of belladonna toxicity. Testing suggested that the pills contained inconsistent amounts of the ingredient, which can be poisonous if ingested in large quantities.
The class action was filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, under case number 7:16-cv-08687-KMK, by Lead Plaintiffs Lisa Corbett, Laura Kasiotis and Jennifer O’Neill.
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