The manufacturer of a popular homeopathic teething relief for children, Hyland’s Teething Tablets, has issued a voluntary recall, which the FDA echoed today.
The company, as well as the FDA, advised parents to throw away or discard any of the product they may currently have in their home and contact the company for safe replacements.
Per the FDA’s release :
“Hyland’s Teething Tablets are manufactured to contain a small amount of belladonna, a substance that can cause serious harm at larger doses. For such a product, it is important that the amount of belladonna be carefully controlled. FDA laboratory analysis, however, has found that Hyland’s Teething Tablets contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna. In addition, the FDA has received reports of serious adverse events in children taking this product that are consistent with belladonna toxicity. The FDA has also received reports of children who consumed more tablets than recommended, because the containers do not have child resistant caps.”
The products that have been recalled include:
The Hyland’s Teething Tablets UPC codes included in the recall are:
1. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75041
2. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 250 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75042
3. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75066
4. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 50 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75044
5. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, 145 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 75121
6. Hyland’s Teething Tablets, Clip Strip 6×125 tablets, UPC # 3 54973 35109
Parents who would like their product replaced can contact Hyland through their website or call their office at 1-877-496-5044. Their hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“‘We initiated this voluntary recall to ensure our consumers know that their families’ safety and health are our top priorities,’” the FDA release quotes Mark Phillips, PharmD, President and Chief Pharmacist of Standard Homeopathic Company. “‘We are committed to maintaining and deserving the trust they have placed in Hyland’s. We have worked for 107 years to build relationships with our consumers. We intend to preserve that tradition of trust.”