The First Years recalls liquid-filled teethers

February 6, 2006

The First Years and the FDA have notified consumers and healthcare professionals of the voluntary recall of liquid-filled teethers due to possible bacterial contamination. The liquid inside the teethers may contain

The First Years and the FDA have notified consumers and healthcare professionals of the voluntary recall of liquid-filled teethers due to possible bacterial contamination. The liquid inside the teethers may contain Pseudomonas aeruginosa and P. putida, which can cause serious illness in children if the teether is punctured and the liquid from the teether is ingested. The teethers were sold from July 2005 to January 2006. This recall is for six different styles of liquid-filled teethers for infants (3+ months old) to soothe gums. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately. For more information, visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2006/safety06.htm#teether/.