FDA warns about baby sensory relief products

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23 Dec 2018, 1:50 am

FDA warns about dangers of teething necklaces, bracelets after death of 18-month-old boy

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning parents against having their children use teething necklaces and bracelets after the strangulation death of an 18-month-old boy.

The FDA is asking caregivers to stop letting their children use the products, which are intended to relieve pain or to offer sensory stimulation for children with autism or ADHD.

The warning issued Thursday comes in response to a small number of medical device reports.

Instead of using the teething jewelry, pediatric experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using firm rubber teething rings or rubbing the child's gum with your fingers.


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