Toddler death prompts FDA warning against teething necklaces, bracelets

The FDA has warned against the use of teething necklaces and bracelets for babies following the death of an 18-month-old child strangled by his teething necklace while napping, along with reports of other teething jewelry-related injuries. “Consumers should consider following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations of alternative ways for treating teething pain, such as rubbing inflamed gums with a clean finger or using a teething ring made of firm rubber,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

For more information see: Keep off teething necklaces, FDA urges parents after reported death.

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