Monday, July 20, 2009

FDA: nationwide recall of baby teethers

Babies love to chew on things, don't they? The FDA has issued a voluntary recall of certain teethers because of bacterial contamination.

FDA Urges Consumers Not to Purchase or Use Certain Gel-Filled Teethers. Products found to contain bacteria; voluntary nationwide recall underway.
Luv N’ Care Ltd. of Monroe, La., is initiating a nationwide recall of gel-filled teethers with the brand names “Nuby,” “Cottontails” and “Playschool,” because the liquid inside the gel-filled teethers has been found to contain Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus circulans bacteria in the gel.

Although these bacteria generally do not cause illness in adults, infants and children with weakened immune systems can experience stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and uncommonly more serious disease, if the teether becomes punctured and they ingest the liquid gel.

Consumers who have teethers with the brand names and UPC Codes listed below should immediately stop using them and discard or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Click here for the full FDA press release.

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