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The First Years Liquid-Filled Teethers

Audience: Consumers and healthcare professionals

[Posted 01/30/2006] The First Years and FDA 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 pseudomonas 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 nationwide including major retailers, grocery, drug and specialty stores from July 2005 to January 2006. This recall is for 6 different styles of liquid-filled teethers for infants (3+ months old) to soothe gums. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

[February 09, 2006 – Recall Notice – FDA]
[February 09, 2006 – News Release – FDA]
[January 27, 2006 – Recall Notice – The First Years]