Hyland’s Teething Tablets & Gels contain deadly nightshade (belladonna) and are linked to 400 injuries and 10 baby deaths since 2010. All of the products were recalled in April 2017.
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Hyland’s Recalls All Homeopathic Teething Tablets
On April 13, 2017, Hyland’s and the FDA issued a Class I recall for all lots of Homeopathic Teething Tablets because they contain widely inconsistent levels of belladonna, sometimes far exceeding the amount stated on the label.
Deadly Nightshade Pills for Babies?
Between October 2010 and October 2016, the FDA received 400 reports of children who had seizures or other symptoms consistent with belladonna poisoning (“deadly nightshade”), including 10 babies who died, after being given homeopathic teething tablets or gels.
Fundamental Lack of Control Over Toxic Ingredients
Hyland’s initially refused to recall teething tablets, insisted they were safe, expressed no concern for babies who died, and criticized the FDA for creating “confusion” for its customers.
The FDA sent the company a Letter (PDF) in April 2017 demanding a recall. The letter cited specific test results showing elevated levels of belladonna. The agency warned: “This variability in belladonna alkaloid concentrations indicates a fundamental lack of control over the content of toxic chemicals in your drug.”
$2.9M Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
In October 2016, Hyland’s offered to pay $2.9 million to end a class action lawsuit and reimburse customers who bought certain children’s products after March 2008, including Baby Teething Gel. The settlement (PDF) was filed in the Central District of California — Enzo Forcellati et al. v. Hyland’s Inc. et al. —Case No. 2:12-cv-01983.
$225M Hyland’s Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed by Jury
In September 2015, a jury in California ended a $225 million class action (PDF) lawsuit after deciding Hyland’s did not mislead consumers into believing their homeopathic products could effectively treat diseases. The lawsuit was filed in May 2013 in the U.S. District Court of Central California — In Re: Kim Allen, et al. v. Hyland’s Inc., et al. — Case No. 2:12-cv-01150.
Hyland’s Baby Class Action Filed in New York
In January 2016, a class action (PDF) lawsuit was filed by consumers who accuse Hyland’s of selling homeopathic baby products as “safe and effective” when they pose serious safety risks and do not really work. According to the complaint:
“Contrary to defendant’s advertising, the products are not ‘natural’ and contain various artificial and synthetic ingredients, some of which are associated with the development of severe health problems.”
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York — In Re: Marie Kaatz, et al. v. Hyland’s Inc., et al. — Case No. 7:16-cv-00237.
FDA Warning: Do Not Use Hyland’s Teething Tablets
In September 2016, the FDA warned consumers not to use homeopathic teething tablets or gels because they pose a health risk to babies. The FDA previously warned about the problem in a Safety Alert in 2010 after a report of a baby who had a seizure after being given Hyland’s Teething Tablets.
Hyland’s Recalls Homeopathic Teething Tablets
Hyland’s recalled Teething Tablets in October 2010 after the FDA found “inconsistent amounts of belladonna” in the product. The product was pulled off the market briefly and “re-formulated.” Belladonna was not removed from the list of ingredients and the product returned to stores by early 2011. They remained on the market until October 2016, when CVS pulled all homeopathic teething products off shelves and Hyland’s discontinued the products.
Symptoms of Belladonna Poisoning
- Trouble breathing
- Excessive sleepiness
- Muscle weakness
- Skin flushing
- Trouble urinating
- Agitation or irritation
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognize as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing a class action lawsuit against Hyland’s Homeopathic. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of children who experienced seizures or other severe side effects after being given Hyland’s Teething Tablets & Gels.
About Class Actions
The class action lawsuits against Hyland’s involve a lot of people who bought homeopathic products, but not many people who were injured. Instead, class action lawyers are seeking refunds for consumers who say they were misled into buying “sugar pills” with no medical benefits.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Our trial lawyers specialize in filing individual lawsuits against companies that sell dangerous products and fail to warn about side effects. Unlike a class action, we focus on maximizing compensation for each client.
If your child was seriously injured or died after being given a homeopathic teething product, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your child’s pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent injuries, wrongful death, your lost income, and more.
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