Recall Alert: Deadly Poison Found In Kids Products

January 15, 2017
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3 types of children’s medicine have been recalled by Raritan Pharmaceuticals due to unsafe levels of a key ingredient. Too much of this key ingredient, Belladonna, is dangerous and potentially deadly.

The affected medicines are:

  • CVS Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid
  • CVS Homeopathic Infants’ Teething Tablets
  • CVS Homeopathic Kids’ Ear Relief Liquid

Raritan discovered a higher than recommended level of the ingredient Belladonna which is commonly known as nightshade. Belladonna is sometimes found in homeopathic or pharmaceutical products. In large doses, it can be toxic.

A child may experience seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, and sleepiness if affected by Belladonna poisoning.

Sushant Pradhan, a Raritan Pharmaceuticals representative said “The recall is a precautionary action,” said. He claimed that the recalled products only contain about a nanogram of belladonna, which “isn’t toxic to anybody.” Raritan said he hasn’t yet seen the recent tests from the FDA, hence the recall.

Last year the FDA issued a warning that parents take caution in giving homeopathic teething tablets and gels to infants and children. CVS was one of the brands considered in this warning as well as Hyland’s, and others, all of which are sold in retail stores and online.

This goes without saying – If you have any of the medicines listed above, stop use immediately. Should your child be exposed to it and experiences any of these symptoms, seek medical attention right away.

You can also call the Poison Control Center on 800-222-1222.


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    January 16, 2017 at 7:33 pm

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    January 16, 2017 at 8:11 pm

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  6. Carey Walker

    January 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm

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  7. Vicky Rdz

    January 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Kathy Cordero

  8. Aly Gangl

    January 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so sick of children’s products ect being recalled!!

    • Alan Neilan

      January 17, 2017 at 3:08 am

      The problem is homeopathic stuff.

    • Aly Gangl

      January 17, 2017 at 3:11 am

      In this situation yes. But it happens with toys, carseat, food ect. I’m just saying it happens way too often! These are things we are supposed to trust to give to our babies & we can’t. It’s just ridiculous

    • Karlie Graham Folsom

      January 17, 2017 at 3:21 am

      Yeah like the sippy cups with mold in them

    • Aly Gangl

      January 17, 2017 at 4:07 am

      OMG yes!! A bunch of little kids were getting sick from the mold! Disgusting! Everyone is in such a rush to come out with the next best thing they’re not worried about it possibly doing harm..

  9. Rawan Wessam Kh

    January 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Heba Chikh-Ali Zoul Ghina

  10. Heba Chikh-Ali Zoul Ghina

    January 16, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Nadeen Mahrous-just in case u get any otc from there

  11. Karen Muller

    January 16, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Dane Muller

  12. Kellie Lancaster

    January 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Always, Always look at the ingredients before buying! If you don’t know some of the ingredients ask the pharmacist!

    • Kelli Richards

      January 17, 2017 at 1:58 am

      That wouldn’t help with homeopathic because the manufactures are not required to list all the active ingredients or to provide their concentrations …Which is unbelievable really

    • Alan Neilan

      January 17, 2017 at 3:08 am

      Homeopathic stuff is junk to begin with

  13. Hanane Daifi

    January 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Monalisa Abouelaz

  14. Mara Jelena Ilicic

    January 17, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Nightshade!!! OMG

  15. Jennifer Marie Ferrari

    January 17, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Lupe Rivera

  16. Alan Neilan

    January 17, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Of course. Homeopathic junk.

    Alternative medicine by definition, is medicine that has either not been proven to work or been proven not to work.

    • Amna Khan

      January 17, 2017 at 3:59 am

      Soon when antibiotics fail ull be using homeopathy and then u will have a change of heart.

    • Alan Neilan

      January 17, 2017 at 4:00 am

      homeopathy is essentially watered down junk

    • Alan Neilan

      January 17, 2017 at 4:00 am

      begone with that pseudoscience junk

    • Hana Hana

      January 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      I give my kids the honey homeopathic remedy for cold at the first signs of cold, it stops it. So yes to homeopathy!

    • Alan Neilan

      January 17, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      anecdotal evidence is not scientifically sound

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