FDA warns on teething products, baby formula
The FDA has advised against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels for infants and children following reports of seizures, breathing problems, muscle weakness, sleepiness, agitation and more after product use, and amid an investigation of 10 deaths likely linked to such remedies. The FDA has recalled Sammy’s Milk Baby Food and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced recalls of Babies R Us pacifier clips, Captiva Designs bungee chairs, SmartPool PE12 Pool Eye alarms and Lenny Lamb Buckle Onbu infant carriers.
Injury, drowning risk prompts recall of infant bathtub fabric slings
Summer Infant has voluntarily recalled 86,000 fabric slings for its Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower bathtubs sold between 2012 and 2013, following 91 reports of the slings detaching from the bathtubs and 11 reports of infants who bumped their heads, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
CNN (10/6), Reuters (10/6)
Unity Day is Wednesday, October 19. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center started Unity Day in 2011. The purpose of Unity Day is to demonstrate that we are together against bullying. We are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion of all students.
Get involved! Wear and share the color ORANGE on Unity Day! Join in sending one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity so that all students feel safe and supported.
The CBS News (9/22, Marcus) website reports that “falls are the number one cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among adults over 65,” researchers concluded in a report published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report found that “in 2014, older Americans fell 29 million times, leading to seven million injuries” that sometimes landed people in the emergency department. Unfortunately, “more than 27,000 falls led to death.” In a press statement, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said, “Older adult falls are increasing and, sadly, often herald the end of independence.” Dr. Frieden went on to emphasize that falls can be prevented.