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post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Have Hylands Teething Tablets been recalled???
post #2 of 33
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Originally Posted by Beating Earth View Post
Have Hylands Teething Tablets been recalled???
There's nothing on their site indicating any recall. Why do you think they have been?
post #3 of 33
Thread Starter 
I cant remember who it was on the June mamas thread but she had mentioned that she thought they had been recalled. I just wanted to see if anyone else had heard anything because I hadnt and I just bought some for DD.
I was hoping that maybe I could make the other June mamas feel better by telling them for sure either way too
post #4 of 33
They are such a reputable company, I'd imagine had there been a recall, it would be VERY visible on their site. But I didn't see anything there at all. Maybe try contacting them directly and ask?

Here's their contact info:

General Information and Catalog Requests:
by Email: info@hylands.com
by telephone: Toll Free 1-800-624-9659
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time). Monday - Friday.
For more technical information:
Hyland's provides a product information service that is staffed by either a Pharmacist or Registered Nurse. Hyland's staff will not prescribe or offer medical advice, but will be happy to answer questions regarding our products. The hours this service is staffed are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am (pacific)
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1-800-624-9659
post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it
post #6 of 33
There was something posted on thebabywearer, I think, about belladonna poisoning from the teething tabs. Sounds snopesish.
post #7 of 33
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There was something posted on thebabywearer, I think, about belladonna poisoning from the teething tabs. Sounds snopesish.

Poisening in a clinical sense from teething tablets?? Most regular docs will deny that homeopathy even works. Interesting. So is Boiron recalling all Belladonna??
post #8 of 33
i am pretty sure this is a hoax, although there is nothing on snopes right now.
post #9 of 33
The amount of belladonna used in these remedies is NOT life-threatening at all. The teething tablets remedy contains 0.0000003% Alkaloids of belladonna. Your child could eat the whole bottle and chances are, have zero side effects. (Of course I'm not recommending anyone feed an entire bottle to their child just to see, but you get my drift.

It sounds like uninformed alarmism to me. Homeopathic remedies are among the safest forms of medication. I wouldn't worry about it at all. Matter of fact, I just gave my toddler some Hylands a few minutes ago, as she's teething and having trouble sleeping.
post #10 of 33
I agree with the AP. my toddler found a bottle I accidentally left down one day and ate an ENTIRE bottle while I was using the bathroom. (can you tell we don't allow candy in our home? ) I called the poison control center and they explained there was no chance of an OD. Sounds to me someone found out what the ingredients are but has no real understanding of how homeopathy works and went crazy on the ingredients alone.....
Definitly let us know what you hear!
post #11 of 33
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The amount of belladonna used in these remedies is NOT life-threatening at all. The teething tablets remedy contains 0.0000003% Alkaloids of belladonna. Your child could eat the whole bottle and chances are, have zero side effects. (Of course I'm not recommending anyone feed an entire bottle to their child just to see, but you get my drift.

It sounds like uninformed alarmism to me. Homeopathic remedies are among the safest forms of medication. I wouldn't worry about it at all. Matter of fact, I just gave my toddler some Hylands a few minutes ago, as she's teething and having trouble sleeping.
This is precisely why homeopathy doesn't work. There are skeptics who eat entire bottles of "sleeping pills" on-stage (and stay wide awake ) to prove it is basically a bottle of inert ingredients. Of course, it is pretty crazy to think that one bazillion part CAFFEINE could put you to SLEEP anyway. The whole premise of using an ingredient that gives you the OPPOSITE effect of what you want and diluted so much it is comparable to a grain of sand in an ocean (or worse) is pretty... insane. I wouldn't give my baby homeopathic remedies because 1) They don't work and 2) Inert ingredients could still conceivably be contaminated in processing plants.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by hippiemum21580;
I agree with the AP. my toddler found a bottle I accidentally left down one day and ate an ENTIRE bottle while I was using the bathroom. (can you tell we don't allow candy in our home? ) I called the poison control center and they explained there was no chance of an OD. Sounds to me someone found out what the ingredients are but has no real understanding of how homeopathy works and went crazy on the ingredients alone.....
Definitly let us know what you hear!
If you can eat a whole bottle of a homeopathic remedy (say sleeping pills) and it not put you in a coma, how could one pill help you sleep?
post #13 of 33
The chamomile homeopathy tablets we were given for DS seemed to work very well. I don't even really "believe" in homeopathy, either. Maybe it was coincidence?
post #14 of 33
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This is precisely why homeopathy doesn't work. There are skeptics who eat entire bottles of "sleeping pills" on-stage (and stay wide awake ) to prove it is basically a bottle of inert ingredients. Of course, it is pretty crazy to think that one bazillion part CAFFEINE could put you to SLEEP anyway. The whole premise of using an ingredient that gives you the OPPOSITE effect of what you want and diluted so much it is comparable to a grain of sand in an ocean (or worse) is pretty... insane. I wouldn't give my baby homeopathic remedies because 1) They don't work and 2) Inert ingredients could still conceivably be contaminated in processing plants.
Homeopathic remedies have always worked VERY WELL on my children, and on me - when we use the correct remedy. Otherwise no, it doesn't work.

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If you can eat a whole bottle of a homeopathic remedy (say sleeping pills) and it not put you in a coma, how could one pill help you sleep?
There are not homeopathic "sleeping pills". There are remedies which can help you to get to sleep but it is not the same principal as a sleeping pill.
post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by serenitii View Post
This is precisely why homeopathy doesn't work. There are skeptics who eat entire bottles of "sleeping pills" on-stage (and stay wide awake ) to prove it is basically a bottle of inert ingredients. Of course, it is pretty crazy to think that one bazillion part CAFFEINE could put you to SLEEP anyway. The whole premise of using an ingredient that gives you the OPPOSITE effect of what you want and diluted so much it is comparable to a grain of sand in an ocean (or worse) is pretty... insane. I wouldn't give my baby homeopathic remedies because 1) They don't work and 2) Inert ingredients could still conceivably be contaminated in processing plants.
It has to be the right prescription for the person/animal/plant else nothing happens. Making the right prescription is trickier than it seems. One has to move beyond the pharmaceutical mindset of the same medicine for everyone, having the same effect on everyone. Most of the remedies for lay people (like Hyland's Teething Tablets) are combos (2-6 remedies) and only one of those is actually working. the others do nothing. The combos, while not classical prescribing, do take the guesswork out for tired parents.

Back on topic: Homeopath here, in case you hadn't guessed. I have not heard anything or received any bulletins about a Hyland's recall.
post #16 of 33
Hm, I wouldn't think so. Hopefully someone can get an update on where this even started.
post #17 of 33
I'm a big believer in homeopathy -- and in the body's ability to heal itself.

Just because someone may not understand how something works or it may not work for you doesn't mean it never works for anyone else.

I find that type of attitude very limiting. We've used homeopathic remedies for ourselves, our baby, and our animals even, most of the time with great success. It does take some doing to find the right remedy at times, but it certainly doesn't warrant utter dismissal just because it may not have worked for you in the past, or you aren't willing to concede it can work for other people.
post #18 of 33
Maybe you were thinking of this?...

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/mom09_07.html

There was a recall of Baby Bliss gripe water back in September.
post #19 of 33
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Originally Posted by serenitii View Post
This is precisely why homeopathy doesn't work. There are skeptics who eat entire bottles of "sleeping pills" on-stage (and stay wide awake ) to prove it is basically a bottle of inert ingredients. Of course, it is pretty crazy to think that one bazillion part CAFFEINE could put you to SLEEP anyway. The whole premise of using an ingredient that gives you the OPPOSITE effect of what you want and diluted so much it is comparable to a grain of sand in an ocean (or worse) is pretty... insane. I wouldn't give my baby homeopathic remedies because 1) They don't work and 2) Inert ingredients could still conceivably be contaminated in processing plants.
I honestly didn't know if I believed in it either, I had heard the studies negating the effects. However, I had a cold a few weeks ago and the Hylands Sniffles and Sneezes was at our house because the kids had colds as well and I give them homeopathics first always because they are much safer than the alternative, and, well, I'm an optomistic type of person. Anyway, point is, that it worked wonderfully. I also used arnica for a strained back a week ago and it worked fast as well. It is subtle, unlike *regular* medications. I have found that you take a homeopathic and you think nothing is happening and then you realize a little bit later that you don't have pain, or that your sinuses aren't stuffy.
post #20 of 33
Moving to health and healing, as this is more a discussion of homeopathy than life with a babe.
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