CONSUMER ALERT: Teething tablets recalled over levels of toxic herb

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Hyland's teething tablets are being recalled nationwide due to inconsistent levels of toxic belladonna, which U.S. regulators say makes them a serious health hazard to young children.

The manufacturer, Standard Homeopathic Co., said that it stopped making and shipping the tablets last October. The recall covers Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Hyland's Baby Nighttime Teething Tablets, meant to relieve gum discomfort from emerging teeth.

Belladonna, also called nightshade, is a poisonous herb that nonetheless has been used as a homeopathic medicine for centuries.

The Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that Standard Homeopathic of Los Angeles agreed to the recall. An FDA investigation found some tablets had much higher belladonna levels than listed on the products.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Food and Drug Administration says consumers should throw away the tablets and contact the Standard Homeopathic Company by calling 1-800-991-3376. You should also contact your physician or health care provider if you believe your child has experienced any issues related to taking this product.

You can find photos of the products included in the recall at the bottom of this article.


Photos: FDA
Photos: FDA
Photos: FDA
Photos: FDA