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Nuby Gel Filled, Cottontails, and Playschool Teethers

Audience: Consumers, Pediatric healthcare professionals

[UPDATED 08/12/2009] Recall classified as Class 1.

[Posted 07/18/2009] Luv N’ Care and FDA notified all consumers/parents and healthcare professionals of a nationwide recall of Nuby Gel Filled, Cottontails, and Playschool Teethers. The firm recalled the products after learning that samples of two lots collected by FDA were found to contain Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus circulans in the gel. These bacteria generally do not cause illness, but bacteria can affect children with weakened immune systems, causing stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhea, if the teether is punctured and the liquid from the teether is ingested. Product was distributed through retail outlets nationwide and has been found to be marketed on the internet. The products are packaged in a plastic bubble on a printed card and can be identified by the UPC Codes listed. Consumers who have Nuby Gel Filled Teethers and Cottontails and Playschool Teethers with any of the UPC Codes listed should immediately stop using them, discard them or return them to the place of purchase.

[08/13/2009 - Recall Notice - FDA]
[07/17/2009 - Press Release - Luv N’ Care]